England star Jude Bellingham has been subjected to vile racist abuse on social media.
The former Birmingham City teenager was targeted by trolls within the wake of Borussia Dortmund’s shock 2-2 draw with Cologne on Saturday.
Bellingham shared screenshots of the abuse on his Instagram account after the match, which included insults similar to “f*** your mother, is your mother dead?” in addition to monkey emojis.
The 17-year-old wrote: “Just another day on social media.”
It comes within the week that Bellingham is because of be a part of up with the Three Lions’ squad for the World Cup qualifiers towards San Marino, Albania and Poland.
England posted their very own message of help from their official Twitter account, writing: “We continue to be disgusted by the discriminatory abuse our players – and others across the game – are being subjected to online.
“Something wants to alter. We stand with you, @BellinghamJude.”
Dortmund had already issued their own statement on Twitter, which read: “We stand with you @BellinghamJude. Racism belongs nowhere #BorussiaVerdindet’.”
England stars Marcus Rashford and Reece James have been subjected to comparable therapy on social media platforms not too long ago in a rising and regarding pattern.
While Bellingham has been named in Southgate’s 26-man squad, he should still be blocked from becoming a member of up with the nationwide group as a consequence of coronavirus restrictions in Germany.
“We don’t know [what part Bellingham could play next week]. We’ve left him in the squad. At this moment in time it looks as though we won’t be able to take him,” Southgate mentioned earlier this week.
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“The quarantine rules in Germany look like they’ll rule him out. But, as we’re seeing, those rules can change so quickly and while we’re still investigating what’s possible we wanted to name him in the squad.”
But since then Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has been given permission to characterize Poland towards England with out having to self-isolate on his return, giving Southgate a better likelihood of securing Bellingham’s companies.
He added: “We’ve got a really good relationship with Dortmund so no issues between us and the club.”