English League Two outfit, MK Dons have expressed their dissatisfaction with the way Chuks Aneke was subjected to a racist social media post on Sunday.
The racist post was published on Instagram following Dons’ 2-1 defeat to Tranmere the previous day and was allegedly uploaded by a Rovers supporter.
Aneke, 25, lasted the full throttle at the Prenton Park, where the Dons were defeated by one of their rivals for automatic promotion from League Two.
The unfortunate situation was described as “totally disgusting and unacceptable”, while in a separate statement Tranmere insist they have a “zero tolerance of hate crime” and say they have referred the post to the police, vowing to impose bans if any of their fans are involved.
“MK Dons is aware of a racist social media post, made on Sunday 14 April, which was directed at one of our players, Chuks Aneke,” a statement from the club that produced Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said.
“Needless to say, the club is appalled at the nature of this totally disgusting and unacceptable post. The individual responsible must be held to account and we will play our part in working towards that outcome.
“Like many in the game, MK Dons are distressed by the increasing number of racism incidents which are sadly, and once again, tarnishing football.
“As well as providing Chuks with whatever support he needs, we will continue to work with our players, our supporters, and all those in football, as well as others in society, so that together we can eradicate all forms of discrimination from our game.”
Born in London to Nigerian parents, the attacking midfielder was on the books of Arsenal for 13 years, and spent time on loan at Stevenage, Preston and Crewe while at The Gunners.
He represented Belgian First Division A club Zulte Waregem for two seasons before returning to England in 2016.