Zaha racially abused after scoring against Man City
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Zaha racially abused after scoring against Man City

Wilfried Zaha was racially abused on Instagram after scoring against Manchester City on Saturday.

Zaha had opened the scoring proceedings for Palace in the game with Conor Gallagher adding another as Palace walked away with all the three points from the Etihad after Aymeric Laporte had received a red card in the first half.

The Ivory Coast international, who has previously been targeted online, posted images of the racist messages that he received on Instagram after the game and asked social media companies to take the problem seriously.

"This message isn't for me to get a million messages saying 'we stand with you' and 'it's disgusting' or about me getting sympathy. I'm not here for all the nonsense that's being done instead of fixing the actual problem.

"I don't mind abuse because nowadays it comes with doing the job I do even though it's not an excuse but my colour will always be the real problem but it's fine because I'll always be BLACK AND PROUD.

"Speak to me when you actually take this issue seriously," Zaha wrote on Instagram.

Earlier this year, Zaha said he would stop "taking a knee" before games as part of English football's anti-racism campaign because he believed the meaning of the "degrading" gesture had been lost.

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