Chelsea Disgusted By Reece James’ Racial Abuse

Chelsea say they are “disgusted” after right-back Reece James was racially abused on social media.

James, 21, posted a screenshot of racist messages he had received via Instagram on Friday, with the caption “something needs to change”.

“This club finds racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour completely unacceptable. We totally condemn it,” Chelsea said in a statement.

James is the latest player to receive racist abuse on social media this week.

On Friday, West Brom said they had contacted police over an alleged racist message sent to midfielder Romaine Sawyers.

Manchester United players Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial were also racially abused on social media after Wednesday’s home defeat by Sheffield United.