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Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters suffers racist abuse online

Kyle Walker-Peters in action for Southampton (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Wire)
Kyle Walker-Peters in action for Southampton (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Wire)

Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters has suffered racist abuse online following Saints’ goalless draw at Manchester United.

Several offensive replies, including monkey emojis, appeared on Sunday in the comments section under the full-back’s most recent – week-old – Instagram post.

One racist term towards Walker-Peters followed a reference to United substitute Alejandro Garnacho.

The closing stages of the contest at Old Trafford saw Garnacho writhe in pain after a Walker-Peters challenge on him in the box.

The PA news agency has contacted Instagram for comment.