Crystal palace forward, Wilfried Zaha has declared that he will always be ‘black and proud’ and he called on authorities to take racism seriously after he was racially abused following his club’s 2-0 win over defending premier league champions, Manchester City.

The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international shared a series of racist messages he had received on Instagram saying he wanted action over the issue rather than sympathy.

In his words ;

“I’m not here for all the nonsense that is being done instead of fixing the actual problem!”

“I don’t mind abuse because nowadays it comes with doing the job I do even though it’s not an excuse but my colour will always be the real problem, it’s fine because I’ll always be BLACK AND PROUD!

“This message isn’t for me to get a million messages saying we stand with you and it’s disgusting or about me getting sympathy”

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