AC Milan’s on-loan Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has called for more to be done to identify and punish social media users who racially abuse players.
Several players have received abuse online in recent weeks, prompting football authorities to write to Facebook and Twitter demanding action.
“With social media being so accessible to everyone, someone can make a fake account within five minutes and go there to spout racist abuse because someone made a mistake in the game,” Tomori said.
“It is too easy for people to do that,” the 23-year-old added.
“Being able to identify someone who is doing these wrong things and punish them, make an example of them, is only going to help.
“If someone robs a bank you know they’re punished. If someone is racist, they should be punished so those kinds of steps need to be made.”
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