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Football fans everywhere slam shameful racism suffered by Fernandinho following Brazil’s World Cup exit

Football fans everywhere have taken to social media to show their support for Manchester City star Fernandinho after he suffered racist abuse at the hands of Brazilian fans following their exit from the World Cup.

The 33-year-old midfielder scored an own-goal during Brazil’s quarter-final exit at the hands of Belgium – the ball deflecting off his head unfortunately from a corner in the 13th minute to open the scoring in a 2-1 defeat.

And following his country’s exit from the tournament, Fernandinho and his family suffered sickening racist abuse at the hands of a minority of Brazil fans on social media.

Labelled a “monkey”, amongst other disgusting insults – the City star and his family were also sent death threats.

The Brazil Football Federation (CBF), has since condemned those who committed the atrocities, insisting there is no place for such behaviour in the world of football, or indeed anywhere.

They said: “The CBF repudiates the racist attacks suffered by Fernandinho and his family.

“Football represents the union of colours, genres, cultures and people. We are with you. Racists will not pass!”

And football fans everywhere now have jumped to slam the guilty parties and show their support for Fernandinho and his wide and children.

Racism won’t, and never will, win. Let us hope those guilty are found and charged appropriately. We are with you, Fernandinho.