Manchester city forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after English football’s social media boycott came to an end. Facebook, which owns Instagram, says it has “removed the comment and taken action against the account that posted it”according to sky sports.

The abuse came after City’s Champions League semi-final victory over Paris St Germain.

The racist abuse sent to Raheem Sterling is unacceptable and we do not want it on Instagram.A spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said .

We have removed the comment and taken action against the account that posted it.

As part of our ongoing work in this space, we’ll soon be rolling out new tools to help prevent people seeing abusive messages from strangers.

No single thing will fix this challenge overnight but we’re committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe from abuse.”

This is not the first time this is happening to the city forward,he has been racially abused previously.

I don’t know how many times I need to say this, but football and the social media platforms need to step up, show real leadership and take proper action in tackling online abuse.Sterling said at the time.

The technology is there to make a difference, but I’m increasingly questioning if there is the will.”