Hibernian have condemned racist abuse of Allan Delferrière on social media and say they are investigating the incident with the intent to take “the strongest possible action” against those responsible.
Delferrière was targeted after the Premiership match against Ross County on Tuesday night. Hibernian were two goals ahead before Ross County fought back to make it 2-2, with the substitute scoring an unfortunate own goal in the second half.
Hibs have revealed that the player subsequently received racist abuse and that they are in dialogue with the social media company to try and identify the individual.
STV understands talks have taken place with Instagram but that the account involved was a ‘burner’ account.
A club statement read: “Hibernian FC is aware of the racist comment made towards Allan Delferrière on social media following our match against Ross County.
“The club condemns this abhorrent action in the strongest possible way. Racism and any kind of discrimination have no place at Hibernian FC, in football or society as a whole.
“The club will investigate the post alongside the social media platforms in question and if identified, the individuals in question will face the strongest possible action.
“Allan has the full support of everyone at Hibernian FC. There is no room for racism.”
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