Swansea's Michael Obafemi completed a loan switch to Burnley on Monday; the 22-year-old was the victim of social media abuse following the move; Swansea have announced the club is "working to identify those responsible and take the strongest possible action"
Tuesday 31 January 2023 10:54, UK
Swansea have said they are "sickened" by "disgusting" racist social media abuse aimed at Michael Obafemi following his loan switch to Burnley.
The 22-year-old, who scored 15 goals in 52 appearances for Swansea, has joined Vincent Kompany's side until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent transfer.
Swansea say the offensive posts have been reported to South Wales Police.
In a statement, the Welsh club said: "Swansea City is aware of disgusting racist abuse posted on social media in relation to Michael Obafemi's loan move to Burnley.
"The club is sickened by the vile language used in the offending posts, and is working to identify those responsible and take the strongest possible action.
"The matter has been reported to South Wales Police, who are investigating. There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in society or football."
South Wales Police's Local Police Inspector Mark Watkins said: "Confronting hate crime is a challenge for everyone in South Wales - not just for the police - and we all have a responsibility to challenge prejudice and insist that our communities live up to the best standards of our traditions of tolerance and solidarity.
"South Wales Police has designated football liaison officers who work with clubs throughout the force area, including Swansea City, to help prevent and deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
"Tackling hate crime has always been a priority for South Wales Police - this behaviour is something that will not be tolerated in our community.
"The force takes hate crime seriously and we have worked closely with Swansea City Football club to raise awareness of hate crime amongst players and supporters."
Sky Sports News has contacted Burnley for comment.