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Liverpool demand action from social media platforms after trio racially abused

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Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita were all subjected to racist abuse on social media (Paul Ellis/ Isabel Infantes/Adam Davy/PA).

Liverpool have called for “the strongest possible preventative measures” to be taken over racist abuse on social media after Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane were targeted.



“We know that this will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken by social media platforms and the regulatory bodies which govern them.



The likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred at Manchester United, Chelsea’s Reece James and Borussia Dortmund’s England international Jude Bellingham have all been subjected to racist abuse on social media this year.



Alexander-Arnold, Keita and Mane are only the latest footballers to be targeted.

Reds defender Alexander-Arnold, midfielder Keita and forward Mane were sent racist emojis and comments via Instagram following Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss to Real Madrid.

We recently announced tougher measures to tackle this behaviour and we are committed to doing everything we can to fight hate and racism on our platforms.” Instagram in February announced new measures, including removing accounts, to tackle online abuse.
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