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England youngster Bellingham targeted by racist abuse online

The 17-year-old received support from Dortmund and the Football Association after sharing images of the racist messages he received on Instagram. 

The post showed a number of comments on an earlier post which were highlighted by Bellingham, including monkey and faeces emojis, as well as a derogatory message about the player’s mother.

The former Birmingham youngster posted the replies with a short message which read: “Just another day on social media…”

Bellingham made his England debut in November, becoming the third-youngest senior Three Lions international in the process.

Bellingham in action for England’s U21s against Andorra / Getty Images

He was also included in Gareth Southgate’s squad last week for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers triple-header next week.

England tweeted: “We continue to be disgusted by the discriminatory abuse our players – and others across the game – are being subjected to online. Something needs to change. We stand with you, BellinghamJude.

Dortmund – who signed the midfielder in July 2020 – retweeted the post and offered their support to Bellingham.

“We stand with you BellinghamJude. Racism belongs nowhere £BorussiaVerdindet,” they wrote.

Bellingham may not yet be able to link up with England when the squad assemble at St George’s Park at the start of next week.


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