Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace forward racially abused after win against Manchester City

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With their victory over City, Palace moved up to 13th in the Premier League.

After being subject to racist abuses following Crystal Palace's victory over Manchester City, Wilfried Zaha urged authorities to seriously consider racism.

The 28-year old posted a series racist messages that he received via Instagram on Saturday night.

According to the Palace forward, he wants action on the issue and not sympathy.

"I'm not here to hear all the nonsense instead of solving the problem!" He said.

Crystal Palace's Zaha scored 50 first-flight goals on Saturday, as they defeated 10-man City 2-0 at Etihad Stadium.

Referee Andre Marriner sent City's Aymeric Leporte off the pitch in the first-half. He had brought down Zaha 35 yards away from City's goal.

Zaha posted on Instagram, "This message doesn't mean that I will get a million messages from you saying we stand by you and it is disgusting or for me to gain sympathy."

"I don’t mind being abused because it’s part of the job I do. It’s not an excuse. But my colour will always be the problem. That’s okay because I’ll always be BLACK and PROUD!

"Speak to Me when You Really Take This Issue Seriously."

Zaha stated in February that he would no longer take the knee before games.

He stated that players should stand tall and that taking the knee was "degrading".

He said that he was proud to be black when he spoke at the time. We must stand tall.

"Sometimes people forget that they have to take a knee. It has become something that we do. This is not enough.