Famara Diedhiou: Police investigate racist abuse of Bristol City striker on social media

Bristol City paid £5.3m to sign Famara Diedhiou from French club Angers in June 2017

Avon and Somerset Police says it is investigating after Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou was racially abused on social media.

The Senegal striker, 27, posted a screenshot of a message containing three banana emojis on Twitter after City’s 1-0 loss at Swansea on Saturday.

Diedhiou missed a penalty in the game.

“We’re aware of a racist social media message directed at a Bristol City FC player and a formal report has been made to us,” said a police statement.