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QPR star Osayi-Samuel shares racist abuse he received after Norwich draw

QPR’s Bright Osayi-Samuel was the subject of vile racist abuse during his side’s draw against Norwich.

The forward bagged an 84th minute penalty to earn Rangers a draw after Teemu Pukki had put the Canaries ahead. 

But as he did that was targeted on Instagram by an account that went by the name “Youssef”.

Osayi-Samuel’s 84th minute equaliser supposedly cost “Youssef” “a lot of money” which resulted in the abuse.

The QPR star shared it on social media with his club demanding that the individual’s full identify be uncovered.

Osayi-Samuel said: “It’s disgusting and painful to be receiving messages like this.”

Bright Osayi-Samuel was subjected to racist abuse while playing for QPR

The club’s director of football Les Ferdinand also called upon social media to change their stance on tackling racism.

He said: “This type of abuse on social media is too commonplace and has to stop.

“In a society that now rightly places greater importance on mental wellbeing than ever before, how can people be able to set up anonymous social media accounts?

“This will continue and continue until we stop it from being possible

“I believe governing bodies across sport – not just football – need to come together to create a powerful voice which calls for social media platforms to change their stance.”


QPR’s chief executive also found it shocking that such abuse was able to take place.

He said: “It astounds me that people feel they can freely post such comments without any fear of reprisal.

“We are working with Instagram and asking them to assist us in identifying the individual concerned.

“Social media platforms have a duty of care to its users who are victimised in this way.”

There has been a growing push from those within the game for social media to police racism far more strictly.




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