Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has once again been subjected to sickening racial abuse online following his penalty miss in the 2-2 draw at West Ham.
The Premier League title-chasing Gunners surrendered a two-goal lead for the second time in successive weeks and unfortunately for Saka, he missed a second-half penalty for the visitors shortly before Jarrod Bowen equalised for the Hammers.
Saka took to Instagram following the disappointing draw to apologise to Gunners supporters for missing from 12-yards.
The exceptional young winger wrote: “Regardless of the outcome, I’ll always accept my responsibility. Apologies Gunners, I’ll do everything I can to make it right.”
One Arsenal fan – Twitter user @PascalAbuka – wrote in defence of Saka: “Bukayo Saka didn’t have the best day today, go ahead and criticise his performance if you must, but if I see any racism towards him I will not hesitate to report & block you.”
In response to one of the racial posts, @kattia_olsen1 wrote: “I’m very angry why someone would be so nasty towards Saka. This is one of the worst racism I’ve ever seen.”
Another, @TwelveTribesNo wrote: “I swear, racism has no place in football or anywhere else. Saka missed a pen, that happens to the best. If anyone see any racist slurs used against Saka, please report it assap. My lad needs all the support of Arsenals fan.”