Rangers condemn ‘disgraceful’ racist abuse towards Nnamdi Ofoborh

The midfielder was sent abusive messages as he played Fifa 22 on Twitch.

Rangers condemn ‘disgraceful’ racist abuse towards Nnamdi Ofoborh SNS Group

Rangers have condemned the “disgraceful” racist abuse targeted towards their player Nnamdi Ofoborh.

The midfielder was sent the abusive messages as he played Fifa 22 live on streaming platform Twitch.

Ofoborh, 22, posted a screenshot on Instagram of some of the comments he received during the stream.

A spokesperson for Rangers said: “We are aware of these disgraceful comments and have reported to Police Scotland.”

The anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card, insisted that social media platforms must do more to protect users.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “The thoughts of everyone at Show Racism the Red Card are with Nnamdi and we are writing to both him and his club to offer our support.

“Over 50% of young people and players we work with in Scotland have seen or experienced racist abuse on gaming platforms in the last year.

“Platforms can, and must, do more to protect all users. Until then, online gaming cannot be considered a safe space for people of colour.”

In a statement, a Twitch spokesperson said: “Twitch stands firmly against racism in any form and our community guidelines prohibit the use of hateful slurs on Twitch.

“Twitch offers a range of tools in addition to human moderation to help keep our service safe. Using AutoMod, our creators can ban certain words from appearing in chat and filter out unwanted contributions.

“We take action against any account for conduct that we determine to be inappropriate, harmful, or puts our community at risk.”