Shocking statistics have emerged that show Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is the second most abused player in the Premier League on Twitter.
The investigation, lead by anti-discrimanatory group Kick It Out, revealed that Welbeck has been subject to 1,700 abusive tweets in the last year- with 50% of those being racist.
Only Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli has been abused more by Twitter trolls, with a staggering 8,000 abusive messages sent his way- and 52% of those being racist.
Third on the list is another Reds star, Daniel Sturridge, with the majority of the abuse being regarded as towards sexual orientation.
The shocking find has created waves on social media today, with many condemning the incidents, but there are question marks regarding what exactly can be done.
Arsenal came in third on the list for most abused clubs, behind Chelsea (20k) and Liverpool (19k), with 12,000 abusive messages being sent their way this year.
The Gunners also featured in three of the six games where the most abuse took place, against Manchester City in the Community Shield, Manchester United in the FA Cup and Chelsea in the Premier League.