In support of their teammate Bright Osayi-Samuel, who was verbally abused online after the match against Norwich on Tuesday, QPR players spoke out. Captain Geoff Cameron of the club released a brief statement on the official website of the club backing Osayi-Samuel, who pointed out the “disgusting and painful” violence, some of which was racial in nature.
Cameron said, “We collectively stand by our teammate Bright Osayi-Samuel. #QPR captain @GeoffCameron has issued a statement in support of @Bright 097 on behalf of the team – QPR FC (@QPR) January 1, 2021 “We simply do not accept racism in any form through our values and actions as a club, team and individuals. It’s shameful what happened and we hope this person is held accountable. We were at the forefront of opposing prejudice and encouraging equality for everyone as a club. In the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road, the 22-year-old scored a late penalty and then missed another opportunity as he illustrated the violence on his Instagram account, saying: “It is disgusting and painful to receive news like this. “QPR chief executive Lee Hoos and soccer director Les Ferdinand had previously thrown their weight behind the player and called for further measures to be taken to stop online abuse.