FAI condemn racist abuse directed at Celtic’s Jonathan Afolabi

The FAI have condemned the racist abuse directed at Celtic striker Jonathan Afolabi. The Dublin born attacker, who is on loan at Dundee, scored a late equaliser against Bonnyrigg Rose in the Scottish Cup Second Round as the Dens Park side went through 3-2 after extra time.

However, following the game, Afolabi was the subject of sickening abuse. Dundee came out and issued a strong statement detailing that they had reported the incident to Police Scotland.

Celtic are yet to comment publicly but the Football Association of Ireland have issued a statement in support of the 20-year-old.

Racism has no place in football or society, it must be eradicated so that people are not subjected to the vile abuse that Afolabi, like so many others, have to suffer. A number of Dundee supporters have tweeted their support to Afolabi.

Hopefully Celtic will issue a tweet in support of Afolabi and be offering him all the help he needs behind the scenes.

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