Stoke City forward Mame Diouf has condemned racist abuse towards him on Twitter.
The 30-year-old was on target in the Potters’ 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The defeat leaves Paul Lambert's men in the drop zone with 27 points 33 games.
Despite the inhumane post sent to him by a Twitter user, Diouf reiterated his team's commitment as they continue their fight to maintain their English Premier League status.
Despite this, our only goal is to fight in every game to maintain this great club in Premier League 🔴⚪️👊🏿 — MAME DIOUF18 (@MameDiouf99) April 8, 2018
Meanwhile, the Senegal international has received support from Stoke City fans after the incident.
Mame, the effort you put in and your heart means that you will always be appreciated at Stoke. Keep going, Mame. — Sam Hill (@SamofStoke) April 8, 2018
What a horrible message! It's sick to believe that someone can treat you like this.— FAIR TRADE Football (@FairTradeFooty) April 8, 2018
You are by far the better man! Bless you (and thanks for the goal yesterday!)
So sorry to see this Mame. It's totally unacceptable. The huge love and respect you have of the Stoke fans far outweighs the hate from an individual who must be incapable of love, feelings and decency. Go Mame!! — John Waine 🇪🇺 (@johnwaineUK) April 8, 2018
Stay strong @MameDiouf99 #riseabovehate
No one should accept this disgraceful rhetoric, be proud that you haven’t descended to their level and you have the respect of many. — Ruth Rosenau (@CllrRuthRosenau) April 8, 2018