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Patrick Van Aanholt Shares Racist Abuse From Gambler After Late 'Miss'

Patrick Van Aanholt Shares Racist Abuse From Gambler After Late 'Miss'

Van Aanholt had a chance to win the game right at the death but Dean Henderson made an excellent save to deny the Palace full back.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Patrick van Aanholt became the latest footballer to share the horrific racist abuse he received on social media, after the Crystal Palace player had a shot saved by Dean Henderson.

Palace vs Manchester United was not exactly full of highlights, as the fog over Selhurst Park merely stopped us seeing the odd uncompleted pass out of the other 100s we watched.

Chances were few and far between the two sides and 0-0 was probably the correct result in the end, even if United did have more possession.

Arguably the best chance of the game came in the 89th minute for the hosts. Van Aanholt found himself one-on-one with Henderson but the keeper pulled off a great block to keep the sides even.

On Wednesday night, less than two hours after the final whistle, the former Sunderland player took to social media to share the disgusting racist abuse he'd received from someone online, because of a bet.

The Dutchman posted the message with the caption 'Why we knee' and it's certainly another example of why exactly why players have been doing so in recent months.

The concept has been criticised recently by some, including Van Aanholt's teammate Wilfried Zaha, who understandably don't think the gesture has done enough.

Zaha, along with others, have chosen to no longer take the knee following incidents on social media towards the likes of Anthony Martial and Willian.

Henderson saves from Van Aanholt. Image: PA Images
Henderson saves from Van Aanholt. Image: PA Images

Earlier this week a gamer who sent racist abuse to Ian Wright, after losing a game of FIFA with the Arsenal legend's 'Icon' card, was given a very lenient hearing by a judge.

The BBC Sport pundit wasn't happy with the outcome but was grateful to EA Sports for choosing to give the gamer a lifetime ban from FIFA.

Sadly there is still much work to be done.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Dean Henderson, Premier League, Crystal Palace