Immediately after Brentford’s game against Arsenal, Ivan Toney received a barrage of abusive, racist direct messages via his Instagram account. 

We are disgusted and saddened that Ivan has had to deal with this yet again.

We will not tolerate it and we will do everything we can to pursue the individuals involved. 

Ivan was subject to similar abuse in October last year, and the perpetrator is now facing the consequences in court. 

How many times does this need to happen?

We call on football fans everywhere to relish the competition and rivalry that exists between us, but to respect and embrace our differences and celebrate the diversity that exists throughout the Premier League.

There is no room for racism.