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Liverpool women's player receives racist and sexist online abuse

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Police have spoken out after racist and sexist abuse was targeted at Liverpool FC Women player Rinsola Babajide and launched an investigation.

Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here Liverpool FC women's account posted on Twitter that it was the second time this week a Liverpool player has been "subjected to appalling racial abuse on an online platform".

In a statement, the force said: "Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is underway into racist and sexist comments made on social media directed towards a Liverpool FC Women's player.

"Offences committed online, including malicious communications and any inappropriate behaviour, can be investigated.” Keep up to date with what's going on in your area by entering your postcode below Anyone with information on hate crime or malicious communications online is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

“We will always take reports of hate crime extremely seriously and want the public to feel reassured that we will do everything within our powers to ensure that those responsible for incidents of hate crime - whether committed in person or online - are dealt with.

And now Merseyside Polic e say they have begun a probe into the online abuse.

“This follows comments targeting players for the men’s team earlier this week which are already under investigation, and it is extremely disappointing to see that a player has been subjected to online abuse again.
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