West Brom contact police over ‘despicable’ racist abuse aimed at Callum Robinson after Chelsea win

West Brom have contacted West Midlands Police after Callum Robinson suffered “despicable” racist abuse on Instagram following their 5-2 win at Chelsea.

The Baggies forward scored twice in the shock win at Stamford Bridge.

But following the victory for Sam Allardyce’s side, Robinson became the latest player to be targeted on social media, with the club describing the abuse as “disturbing”.

A statement read: “West Bromwich Albion has contacted West Midlands Police to report racist social media posts directed at Callum Robinson following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Chelsea.

“The despicable Instagram posts were sent in reply to the Republic of Ireland international after he scored twice in a memorable team performance at Stamford Bridge.

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“The club is appalled by the messages and will offer Callum the help and support he may require in response to the incident.

“Albion will continue to confront all forms of discrimination and will assist the authorities with their inquiries, seeking the toughest available legal punishment.

“It is deeply disturbing that scoring two goals in a football match can provoke a reaction of this kind. There is No Room For Racism. Anywhere. Challenge it, report it, change it.”

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