FAI and Kick It Out condemn racial abuse aimed at David McGoldrick 3 weeks ago

FAI and Kick It Out condemn racial abuse aimed at David McGoldrick

"Such behaviour is appalling and cannot be tolerated by football or society."

The FAI has condemned the racial abuse that Ireland striker David McGoldrick shared on Monday morning.

McGoldrick, who scored his first two goals in the Premier League this weekend, shared the vicious abuse he had received through an Instagram message, alongside the caption "2020 and this is life".

The FAI said: "The Football Association of Ireland condemns the online racist abuse aimed at our striker David McGoldrick and joins Sheffield United in offering David all the support we can give him at this time.

"Such behaviour is appalling and cannot be tolerated by football or society."

Meanwhile, Kick It Out has also condemned the racial abuse, asking how social media companies can allow such messages to be sent.

The anti-racism organisation said: "We have to question the appetite for change from the social media companies that posted messages of solidarity for Black Lives Matter, whilst continuing to feed this level of racial ignorance.

"We stand together with the club and David McGoldrick in highlighting this abhorrent abuse."

On the same day, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha shared an image of racial abuse he had received, which has since led to the arrest of a 12-year-old boy in Britain.