Newcastle United has condemned racial abuse sent to midfield duo Joe Willock and Bruno Guimarães following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal.
The statement emphasized the absence of racism in football and society.
The statement reads: “Newcastle United strongly condemns racist abuse sent to Bruno Guimarães and Joe Willock via social media following Saturday’s victory over Arsenal. Our message is clear. There is no room for racism in football or society.
“We are providing support to Bruno and Joe and will work with relevant authorities and social media platforms to identify those responsible so that they can be held to account.”
Willock, who previously played for Arsenal but was sold for £30million in 2021, was a second-half substitute in the game and came on just moments before Anthony Gordon’s controversial winner.
Guimarães also took to social media to express his team’s victory and the team’s performance.
The Brazilian midfielder appeared to elbow Jorginho in the head during the first half, which was looked at by VAR but did not receive a punishment.
The statement aims to hold those responsible accountable and ensure a fair and respectful match.