Football's anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out, admit that the amount of abusive messages being posted on social media websites is a 'growing concern."
The organisation decided to release a statement after allegations of racial abuse being directed at Norwich City manager Chris Hughton came to light.
"Kick It Out was informed of a racist message posted about Norwich City manager Chris Hughton on an unofficial fans’ Facebook page on Sunday (29 September), and instantly brought the incident to the attention of the Police via its online reporting facility True Vision. A response from the Police is now pending.
The high level of abusive and discriminatory messages being posted on social media platforms is a growing concern for Kick It Out. "
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