Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga was subjected to online racist abuse after the FA Cup penalty shootout loss to Middlesbrough on Friday.
The 19-year-old struck his spot kick over the bar as Championship side Boro stunned the Red Devils to win 8-7 on penalties and progress through to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
After the game, a spokesperson for Meta, the company which owns Instagram, confirmed it had removed a number of comments on Elanga’s page.
As reported by Sky Sports, Meta also revealed that an investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas screenshotted some of the racist abuse which had been posted on social media.
And he added: “Sooo easy to predict…”