LONDON (AP) — Watford captain Troy Deeney was targeted with racial abuse on social media after scoring in the FA Cup semifinal win over Wolverhampton.
Deeney’s stoppage-time penalty at Wembley Stadium sent the game into extra time, where Watford sealed a 3-2 victory on Sunday.
Deeney posted photos on his Instagram account of his celebrations on the field and later with his family and friends.
Alongside the Premier League’s “No room for racism” logo, Deeney wrote on Instagram on Monday that he had been forced to block comments from his posts after receiving abuse from “small minded people” on the platform.
“To me this isn’t a game, when you racially abuse my family or myself I have to take measures to prevent young people seeing