Leicester rugby star Ellis Genge racially abused online just hours after helping side lift Premiership title crown | The Sun

LEICESTER TIGERS and England prop Ellis Genge was the victim of disgusting racist abuse on social media just hours after winning the Gallagher Premiership title.

The 27-year-old helped his side beat Saracens 15-12 to lift the title in thrilling fashion as Freddie Burns' dramatic late drop goal handed them the victory.

Reacting to the win, Genge posted on Twitter: "Over the moon for this group to win something so special and share the moments with family even more so.

"Hope you've all enjoyed the ride, thank you Leicester Tigers for all you have given me and my family."

Genge then later posted a screengrab of a message he had received online calling him a "n*****".

He then called on the authorities to do act when it comes to vile racist abuse on social media.


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Genge said: "On another note, think it's important to highlight that this [social media abuse] is still a massive problem, from a legit account too.

"Not here for a headhunt hence the blackout, common occurrence and socials/law should come down on it."

Genge's title triumph was his final game for Leicester as he prepares for a new chapter in his career.

He will now return to play for Bristol Bears – his hometown club which he left in 2016.

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But prior to the beginning of his second stint with Bristol, Genge is set to be included in England's tour of Australia this summer.

Eddie Jones' men take on the Barbarians on Sunday and he will then name his squad for the Australian tour the following day.

The Red and Whites will play Australia three times between July 2 and July 16.

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