Canada soccer issued a statement after Moise Bombito shared racial abuse he received on social media after Copa America opener.

Canada Probes Racist Abuse Directed Against Star Bombito

Canada Soccer said they were in touch with the sport’s governing bodies after the defender received racist abuse online after Argentina defeated Canada 2-0 on Thursday evening.

Argentina’s victory with goals from Julián Álvarez and Lautaro Martínez gave the defending champions three points, while Canadian squad are bottom of Group A.


Posting on social media after the match, Bombito wrote: “My beautiful Canada,” adding “No room for that bs.”

The young defender took the high road, despite abusive comments on his social page.

Earlier this week, FIFA said its social media tools designed to protect players from online abuse would be available to all 211 member associations and their teams.

“Canada Soccer is aware of and deeply disturbed by racist comments made online and directed at one of our men’s national team players following tonight’s match,” it said in a statement.

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However, they will return to the pitch on June 25 where they take on Peru in game two of the Group Stage.

Bombito and and Canada will be searching for their first three points of the tournament.


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