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Most Abused EPL Team’s On Social Media

Premier League clubs and players have received more than 130,000 abusive posts on social media this season, according to a study by anti-discrimination group Kick It Out.

The Fan Park Crew decided to reveal which clubs were the most abused in the EPL this season.

Manchester City

Number of Messages: 11 000

During their game vs Arsenal in the Community Shield, Manuel Pellegrini’s side attracted most of the abuse.

Manchester United

Number of Messages: 11 000

Louis van Gaal’s side were targeted during their 3-0 demolition of Liverpool this season.

Arsenal

Number of Messages: 12 000

Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck was the target of most of the abuse during the Gunners’ 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win over the Red Devils. The England forward suffered racist abuse, with 50% of tweets mentioning his race.

Liverpool

Number of Messages: 19 000

Liverpool were sent the most abuse during their games against Manchester United in the Premier League and Chelsea in the League Cup. Italian striker Mario Balotelli was the main target of the abuse and got around 8 000 messages.

Chelsea

Number of Messages: 20 000

The Chelsea game that attracted most abuse was their League Cup tie against Liverpool, where Diego Costa stamped on Emre Can.

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