Rangers captain James Tavernier has become the latest footballer to be targeted by racist abuse on social media.

The right-back shared a racially offensive message he received on Instagram and added a shoulder-shrugging emoji above.

The post came six days after Tavernier took part in a Professional Footballers' Association campaign to boycott social media for 24 hours.

The 27-year-old last week shared a PFA post calling for social media companies to do more to tackle the problem.

The Ibrox club later confirmed police have been called over the abuse.


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A Rangers statement read: "This is simply unacceptable and Police Scotland have been notified. Rangers puts a lot of time, effort and resource into various programmes aimed at bringing people of different faiths, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs closer together and we abhor this kind of abuse.

"No one should be subjected to behaviour of this kind."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We have received a complaint and enquires are on-going."