After being abused online Brighton forward Neal Maupay is to receive support from the Premier League.
Abuses against the Frenchman had been investigated by the Premier League after they had been reported via their online abuse reporting system.
A Singapore-based individual has been identified and the League will support Maupay in bringing legal action.
The abuses Maupay received have been described as “totally unacceptable” by the Chief Executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters.
He added: “We have responded immediately to the call for justice on his behalf. We take every report provided to us extremely seriously and will use all possible resources to support our players and managers in investigating incidents, regardless of where the offender is located.”
For players, managers, and staff to report on online abuse, the Premier League set up a dedicated system in June.
After being racially abused in social media in July, Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha called for “action,” “education” and “change”.