Departing Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham has revealed that he received racist abuses following his move to Borussia Dortmund.
The Englishman will join Dortmund for an initial £25m deal in the summer and after his last game for Birmingham against Derby on Wednesday, the player confirmed posted a message on Twitter terming it as disgusting.
The message had called Bellingham an "overrated talent" and said, "black people only think about money".
But speaking after the game, an emotional Bellingham said: “Whatever happens I am always a blue. This is my club and I love this club to bits. I hope I showed that in the performances while I was here.
"I hope I was fun to watch, I hope I was fun to interact with because I wanted to bridge the gap between the players and the fans. I'll only look back on Birmingham City with love and fond memories."
The midfielder, however, went off with a slight injury as they lost 3-1 but his side avoided relegation with the player’s attention now set to shift to the Bundesliga.
Made at @BCFC, but @BVB bound ✈️@BellinghamJude takes one last look at the Blue wall before he heads off to play in front of the Yellow one 😢#EFLonQuest #EFL #BCFC #BVB @BlackYellow pic.twitter.com/fCE1T6YadG— Quest (@QuestTV) July 22, 2020