Hibs tweet support of Marvin Bartley after sickening racist abuse

Hibs have stood behind Marvin Bartley after the former Easter Road favourite suffered sickening racist abuse online.

Marvin Bartley in action for Livingston. Picture: SNS
Marvin Bartley in action for Livingston. Picture: SNS

The 35-year-old shared screenshots of messages he’d received on Instagram which attacked the Livingston assistant manager for the colour of his skin.

This came after Marvin Bartley was targeted by the Czech foreign minister Jakub Kulhanek following Bartley’s condemnation of Slavia Prague supporters for their booing of Glen Kamara during Rangers’ recent Europa League defeat.

Along with the sickening images, Bartley vowed to continue his fight against racism.

He said in the tweet: “Excuse the explicit language but this is always the case after you speak about discrimination! Never will it stop me as I strive for us to all be treated equally. Enjoy your night.”

Hibs supported the ex-Bournemouth ace with a tweet of their own. Alongside a picture of Bartley in Hibs training gear, they wrote: “We stand with you, Marvin.”

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