Rochdale has reported the racist social media abuse suffered by midfielder Abraham Odoh after their 0-0 draw against Walsall. The youngster was a second-half substitute during their League Two match over the weekend. There have been repeated calls by a number of clubs and players for social media companies to filter out racist abuse from the game.
“Everyone at Rochdale Football Club is absolutely disgusted to learn that Abraham Odoh has been subjected to racist abuse on social media,” Rochdale said in a state condemning the online racist abuse suffered by Abraham Odoh. “It was brought to our attention on Monday afternoon that Abraham had received a racially abusive message via one of his social media platforms.”
“Rochdale Football Club has a zero-tolerance stance relating to any racist, discriminatory or prejudiced behavior and we will be reporting this incident to the relevant authorities. We have also offered our full support to Abraham,” he added. “We utterly condemn the abuse received by Abraham and everyone at Rochdale Football Club stands with him, and all of our players, to make it absolutely clear that this abhorrent behavior is completely unacceptable and will absolutely not be tolerated.”