Troy Deeney publishes DMs revealing harrowing extent of racist abuse he receives
The Watford striker posted screenshots to his story that call him 'negro' and 'monkey'
Troy Deeney's Watford progressed to the FA Cup final on Sunday, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 after extra-time.
Deeney powered home a 94th minute penalty to save his side and provide them with 30 additional minutes to try and win the match.
It was a magical game.
In the aftermath, Watford's captain has posted a series of stories detailing the racist abuse he has suffered since the semi-final victory.
The striker posted a series of screenshots to his story.
Deeney has also disabled comments on his Instagram account because of the abuse.
"Due to events from the last 24 hours I will be taking comments off my posts," he said.
"To me, this isn't a game. When you racially abuse my family or myself I have to take measures to prevent young people seeing these comments and thinking that it's acceptable, and having to expose people I care about to these small-minded people."
View this post on Instagram
Due to events from the last 24 hours I will be taking comments off my posts, to me this isn’t a game, when you racially abuse my family or myself I have to take measures to prevent young people seeing these comments and thinking that it’s acceptable, And having to expose people I care about to these small minded people. #notimeforbullshit
Other premier league players have also been racially abused this week. Wilfried Zaha, of Crystal Palace, was in the receiving end of racist language after winning a penalty against Newcastle that won Palace the game 1-0.