Yakou Meite suffers racist abuse on social media after Reading's game with Cardiff

18 August 2019, 18:59

Yakou Meite has suffered racist abuse on social media after playing in Reading's Sky Bet Championship game against Cardiff at the Madejski Stadium.

The home side won the match 3-0, with Royals forward Meite missing a penalty after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Meite later tweeted a screengrab of the private message on Instagram in response to the penalty miss with the reply "I don't think i need to speak".

The account that the original message was sent from later appeared to have been deleted.

In response, Reading posted a picture of Meite scoring for them in a previous match with the caption: "We won't give oxygen to racist comments sent to this man via social media this afternoon.

"Instead, we will let a picture tell a thousand words.

"We've got Meite...Yakou Meite..."

Meite joined Reading from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016 and was a regular in the team last season, scoring 13 goals in 40 matches for them in all competitions in 2018/19.

The 23-year-old also made his international debut for Ivory Coast in their 1-0 friendly win over Liberia in March.