Abuse of Rangers star is sickening and needs left in the past
Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was the target of a sick troll who sent the Ibrox star horrific racist and sectarian messages via social media – and it is sickening that in 2018 footballers are still subject to it.
Foderingham was abused by a supposed football fan who sent him vile slurs before naming and shaming the bigot responsible.
A few weeks after the death of West Brom legend Cyrille Regis – one of the first high-profile black footballers in Britain – racism in football has been a hot topic in recent weeks.
Whether it’s skin colour, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or anything else, such views have no place in society, never mind the context of a football rivalry.
While the Old Firm has always had certain religious issues attached to it, much of the bile spewed at games doesn’t manifest itself in every day life – leading to the phrase ’90 minute bigots’ being coined – but there seems to be a resurgence in some of the most vitriolic, hateful insults being displayed away from stadiums.
As players become more and more accessible via social media, it may just be that it is more visible as it is being highlighted more but as the abuse received by the Gers number one shows, there’s still a long way to go before it vanishes completely.
In other Rangers news, this Rangers star has done himself no favours after having to apologise to fans.
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