Davinson Sanchez: Tottenham ‘disgusted by racist messages’ sent to defender

Tottenham Hotspur have urged social media platforms to do more to combat racism, expressing their support for Davinson Sanchez after the defender was the victim of abusive comments online.

Colombia international Sanchez, 24, shared an Instagram story of a screenshot that showed users commenting with monkey emojis on one of his posts. The centre-back wrote: “Nothing changes.”

A subsequent tweet from Tottenham’s official account read: “We are disgusted by the racist messages received by Davinson Sanchez today and are calling on social media platforms to take action.

“We stand with you, @daosanchez26, and all those continuing to suffer abuse online.”

Sanchez’s Instagram story followed the team’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle in the Premier League earlier on Sunday.

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Spurs trailed to a Joelinton strike for just 90 seconds before Harry Kane netted an instant equaliser, the England captain scoring again within five minutes to give Jose Mourinho’s side a 2-1 half-time lead.

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Arsenal loanee Joe Willock then equalised for hosts Newcastle in the final moments of the match.

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