Republic Of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has spoken out about the online racist abuse he received off the back of last week's World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark.
The abuse was brought to light after revelations by team-mate James McClean, and it emerged the comments had brought Christie to tears.
In a statement to Twitter, the Middlesborough defender said the incident last week was NOT isolated:
His statement has led to a number of Irish players past and present to publicly support Christie, including Paul McGrath.
The FAI also issued their support:
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Christie has called on the Irish fans to help combat racism, adding that the people who have racially abused him 'are not representative of our fans or our sport'.