Luton Town striker suffered racist abuse online

Elijah Adebayo stated that “it’s happened so many times now that he can’t be bothered to report or respond to discrimination anymore.”

Luton Town striker Elijah Adebayo was the victim of racist abuse on social media following the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (October 7).

The Hatters were beaten 1-0 by Spurs on Saturday during a weekend of matches to highlight the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign. Despite efforts by the club to stamp out racist abuse, including Luton pair Chiedozie Ogbene and Marvelous Nakamba visiting a local primary school to speak to pupils who had been taking part in a workshop, racist abuse is still occurring

Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Kenilworth Road, Luton. Picture date: Saturday October 7, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Luton. Photo credit should read: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.On Monday, October 9, Luton Town reported online abuse underneath an Instagram post directed towards Elijah Adebayo. The club reported the post to Bedfordshire Police, the Premier League and Instagram’s parent company, Meta. A statement on the club website said: “We have spoken to Elijah to offer him our support.

“But do you know what the sad thing is? He said it’s happened so many times now that he can’t be bothered to report or respond to discrimination anymore. He’s tired of it. We are now treating this as abuse against the Club.

“We have had enough of saying enough is enough. So we will continue to fight against this heinous, obnoxious, narrow-minded and bigoted behaviour.

“We will, of course, always stand up for anyone at Luton Town who suffers at the hands of such backward and utterly deplorable attitudes. We will continue to do our bit. For everyone.”

Anyone who sees any form of racist abuse is asked to report it to the club by emailing You can also report it to the Premier League by clicking here and via the Kick It Out app.

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