Instagram criticised as Wales footballers Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango racially abused online after Mexico match

Rabbi Matondo (right) and Ben Cabango (left) join a growing list of black players who have been subjected to online abuse in recent weeks.

Wales winger Rabbi Matondo has criticised Instagram after he and team-mate Ben Cabango were racially abused online following the friendly win over Mexico.

Stoke loanee Matondo and Swansea defender Cabango both started Wales' 1-0 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday night.

Matondo wrote on Twitter: "And it continues... another week of @instagram doing absolutely nothing about racial abuse.

"My insta will get taken down if I post any clips from my games though... #priorities"

The Football Association of Wales has said it is disgusted by the comments and that they are in "dialogue" with South Wales Police.

The Wales pair join a growing list of black players who have been subjected to online abuse in recent weeks.

Manchester United quartet Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcus Rashford and Fred have all been targeted, with the latter saying "we cannot feed that culture" after being racially abused last weekend.

Arsenal's former France forward Thierry Henry has described racism on social media as "too toxic to ignore" and disabled all of his accounts on Saturday following the recent instances on the platform.

Earlier this month, the UK's football policing lead Detective Chief Constable Mark Roberts said the response of social media companies in assisting the police to identify abusers has been "woeful".

At the time a spokesperson for Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said the company "will continue to work with the police and wider industry to collectively tackle this issue".

Swansea City footballer, Yan Dhanda said the decision not to permanently ban his abuser from Instagram was "disgusting" after he received racist messages on the social media platform last month.

The British Asian attacking midfielder received racist abuse via Instagram following the Swans' FA Cup loss to Manchester City on Wednesday 10 February.

Facebook, the company that owns Instagram, temporarily blocked the account responsible from sending messages.