Liverpool Women winger Rinsola Babajide suffers racist and sexist abuse on Instagram

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Liverpool Women winger Rinsola Babajide has highlighted the racist and sexist abuse she suffered on Instagram on Thursday.
Liverpool Women's Rinsola Babajide posted about her new boots on her social media account and a user replied saying, "football is only for men…", followed by the use of a racial slur; Instagram did not deem the user's profile to have broken their 'Community Guidelines'



Babajide posted about her new boots on her social media account and a user replied saying, "football is only for men…", followed by the use of a racial slur.

The comment was reported to Instagram and is no longer visible on the post, which Babajide screenshotted and posted on her social media channels with the caption: "What is wrong with people."

In a subsequent post, Babajide showed a screenshot of a message she had received from someone who had tried - and failed - to get her abuser reported on Instagram.

The social media platform responded and said the individual, who had been racist and sexist, was not breaking Instagram's 'Community Guidelines'.

Babajide has to deal with abuse on social media "weekly", Sky Sports News has been told.

Sky Sports News will be contacting Facebook, who own Instagram, for comment.

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