Norwich launch investigation after Cork striker Adam Idah racially abused online

Former College Corinthians player shared the messages he received on Instagram after Norwich's loss to Crystal Palace
Norwich launch investigation after Cork striker Adam Idah racially abused online

Republic of Ireland and Cork's John Egan and Adam Idah (right). 

CORK striker and Ireland international Adam Idah was racially abused on social media after Norwich’s defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. 

The 20-year-old former College Corinthians player posted images on his Instagram account of racist abuse he received following the game, with the abuser posting monkey images, which Idah then reposted to highlight the disgusting abuse. 

The vile posts are the latest to be aimed at players via social media.

A fan is now the subject of an investigation by Norwich. The club have also reported online racist abuse aimed at some of their own players to Norfolk Police and have pledged to impose "the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour".

"Following our game at Crystal Palace, the club were disappointed to learn of both online racist comments directed at some of our players, as well as alleged in-stadia racist comments directed at opposing players by our supporters," said a Norwich statement.

"Such behaviour is not welcome in following and supporting Norwich City.

"The club will continue to support those players affected, whilst demanding action from social media companies to ensure that users are held accountable for their unacceptable behaviour.

The club have also reported the incident to Norfolk Police. An individual has also been identified and an investigation is ongoing following the alleged racist comments directed at Crystal Palace's players.

"No player, whether our player or an opposition player, should be subject to this type of abuse.

"All at Norwich City will continue to do everything we can to eradicate all forms of unlawful discrimination from the game. Where identified, the club will support and impose the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour."

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and Norwich City's Adam Idah battle for the ball. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and Norwich City's Adam Idah battle for the ball. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Irish defender Cyrus Christie has previously said he has no faith in the "useless" support offered by social media companies over racist abuse.

"Trolls think they can get away with it, they hide behind profiles," said Christie. "I have had so many cases on there, the racism and stuff, it is just mad, but when you speak to them, they are like 'oh well.'"

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