Kick It Out hit back over Zaha abuse

Anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out have condemned the online racist attack revealed by Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles forward was targeted on social media following Palace’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend, with death threats to his family posted against the Ivory Coast ace.
Some fans felt he dived for the penalty which earned Palace a point despite the fact that Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, who committed the foul, admitted it was a “clear penalty”.
Zaha responded to the abuse by writing: “For all the people taking it one step further and being racist and wishing death on my family, I wish you and your families the best too. My life is still very good despite your hate.”
Kick It Out have now had their say on the issues, stating: “It is concerning that players are still being abused like this, both at stadiums and online.
“It should not be happening in 2018. We are aware of the report and are liaising with the club.”
The south Londoners face Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night but Zaha is not in the squad as boss Roy Hodgson rotates his players with Sunday’s trip to Chelsea in mind.
Source: ICS

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