Met Police tell Brentford star Ivan Toney to contact them over racial slurs on Twitter after Brighton win

POLICE have urged Ivan Toney to come forward after the Brentford star suffered sickening racial abuse.

The striker was targeted last night after scoring both goals for the Bees in their 2-0 win over Brighton.

Ivan Toney has been urged to speak to police after being racially abused

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Ivan Toney has been urged to speak to police after being racially abusedPhoto credit: Getty

He shared a screenshot of the abuse this morning after receiving a direct message on Instagram.

Toney, 27, wrote: “Didn’t even want to post this but I woke up angry”.

The Met Police have now urged the footballer to get in touch with them.

A spokesman told The Sun Online: “No one should receive racist messages like this.

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“We sent a message to the victim asking him to contact the police.”

Brentford has also condemned the abuse “in the strongest terms”.

A statement added: “An attack on one of our players is an attack on all of us.

“Ivan will have the full support of the club and Brentford fans who have already condemned the abuse.

“We expect strong support from the police, judicial authorities and Meta, Instagram’s parent company, to ensure that the data subject faces the full force of the law for this despicable hate crime.”

Toney and team-mate Rico Henry were previously racially abused at Goodison Park following Brentford’s 3-2 win over Everton last season.

The forward has also impressed this season – so far he has scored eight goals and provided two assists.

That means he is level with Spurs talisman Harry Kane in the Prem’s top scorers chart.

Only Manchester City phenom Erling Haaland has more league goals after scoring 15 in his incredible start to the season.

Man Utd are now eyeing the star as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo should he leave in January.

Toney’s sparkling form has given him increasing odds of going to the World Cup with England this winter.

He was called up by Gareth Southgate for the Three Lions squad for September’s Nations League games against Italy and Germany but did not feature.

Toney was abused after scoring both goals in Brentford's win over Brighton

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Toney was abused after scoring both goals in Brentford’s win over BrightonCredit: PA

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