Super Eagles star Semi Ajayi racially abused on Instagram

Semi Ajayi

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi has revealed he was subjected to racist abuse on social media following his club West Brom’s defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Nigeria international played the full 90 minutes at The Hawthorns, where the relegated Baggies went down 2-1 following a dramatic late winner from Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Ajayi, responding to a post on his account, wrote: “Yet again, I come on Instagram to more racial abuse after a game.”

The centre-half added: “Instagram sort it out.”

Earlier this month the Football Association called on the government to introduce legislation to compel social media companies to do more to stop online abuse.

That followed a four-day social media boycott which saw football organisations, clubs, players, other sports stars, major businesses and media outlets fall silent in protest.