Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha
Monday Jul 24, 2017. 15:00
Cote d'Ivoire and Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United and Liverpool fans for calling him a monkey.
The Eagles forward says the Reds and Red Devils' supporters have abused him on social media after he released a picture on Instagram.
"If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages..feel free to carry on if it makes your day better," said Zaha.
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The elephants forward joined Manchester United in 2013, but left the club and joined Palace.
He was speaking in Hong Kong with the club for the Premier League Asia Trophy.
On the other hand, Diversity campaign group 'Kick It Out' said it had contacted both Zaha and Palace to offer support.
"Kick It Out was disgusted to read that online racial abuse has been directed at Zaha," a spokesman said.
"It is completely unacceptable that any person should have to suffer this type of abuse."
The 24-year-old posted the message following the 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday, in which Palace manager Frank de Boer said the winger had been the victim of rough treatment.