Crystal Palace act after Zaha subjected to racist abuse

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ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST (FILE NOVEMBER 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. WILFRIED ZAHA TRAINING WITH THE IVORY COAST SQUAD (TWO SHOTS)

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INTERNET (OCTOBER 9, 2019) (CRYSTAL PALACE FC WEBSITE) (ACCESS ALL)

2. CRYSTAL PALACE WEBSITE MASTHEAD AND HEADLINE READING 'Statement: Action on racist abuse"

3. CLUB CREST ABOVE STATEMENT ON WEBSITE

4. CLUB STATEMENT READING: "Crystal Palace Football Club has taken action after one of our players, Wilfried Zaha, has again been subjected to racist abuse on social media. We will not tolerate this behaviour being directed at any of our players and will fully support them in dealing with such incidents. Any action we can take unilaterally as a Club will be taken immediately and we will also seek cooperation from other clubs where relevant, following that we will pursue the matter criminally with the full force of whatever the law allows."

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE SEPTEMBER 2019) (ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS PICTURES - EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (MUTE)

5. TWO STILLS OF ZAHA PLAYING FOR CRYSTAL PALACE AGAINST TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

STORY: Premier League side Crystal Palace said on Wednesday (October 9) they had taken action after Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha was again subjected to racist abuse on social media.

"We will not tolerate this behaviour being directed at any of our players and will fully support them in dealing with such incidents," the South London club said on their website.

"Any action we can take unilaterally as a club will be taken immediately and we will also seek cooperation from other clubs where relevant, following that we will pursue the matter criminally with the full force of whatever the law allows."

Palace did not say what action they had taken or give further details.

Zaha said earlier this year that he was subjected to racist abuse in "nearly every game".

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