The Nigeria worldwide has recounted how he was despatched abusive messages and known as for efforts to finish the ignoble act
Crotone ahead Simy Nwankwo was subjected to racial abuse on social media throughout his facet’s 3-2 defeat to Bologna in Saturday’s Serie A recreation.
The ahead discovered the again of the online within the encounter to take his tally to 13 objectives in 28 league appearances this season.
The Tremendous Eagles attacker revealed he was despatched abusive messages on social media after the sport and has urged the soccer authorities to make extra of an effort to curb the vice.
“It is sadly turn out to be an everyday incidence on social media however these hateful phrases haven’t any place anyplace in society,” Simy informed BBC Sport Africa.
“You possibly can see it is coming from ignorant [people]. We can not let racist and hateful abuse turn out to be a normalised a part of the sport.
“I am unable to imagine what number of of those unspeakable messages, from completely different customers, ship racist abuse at footballers.
“We will solely hope that extra efforts will likely be put in to make sure most people and never simply footballers really feel protected on social media platforms.”
Simy is the newest African footballer to undergo from racial abuse since Senegal worldwide and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly additionally had an identical expertise not too long ago.
Final weekend, Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas was racially abused on social media following Crotone’s 4-2 win over Torino.
Simy arrive in Italy in 2016 after leaving Gil Vicente and teamed up with the Pythagoreans, the place he has now spent 5 years.
The lanky attacker helped Crotone return to Serie A following their relegation to the Italian second-tier within the 2018/19 season.
The Nigeria worldwide scored 20 objectives in 37 Serie B video games to fireside his facet again to the Italian top-flight and emerged because the league’s prime scorer.
The striker has made greater than 145 appearances for the membership throughout all competitions since teaming up with the Pythagoreans.
On the worldwide stage, Simy has 4 caps for the Nigeria nationwide group and was a part of the group to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 28-year-old has, nonetheless, not been known as up for the Tremendous Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to the Republic of Benin and Lesotho, slated for March 27 and 30, respectively.