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Newcastle’s Bruno and Willock faced racist abuse on social media after Arsenal match

Newcastle United have condemned racist abuse directed at Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock on social media following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.

“Our message is clear. There is no place for racism in football or in society,” the club said.

“We support Bruno and Joe and will work with the relevant authorities and social media platforms to identify those responsible so they can be held to account.”

Bruno escaped a booking for a late elbow on Arsenal midfielder Jorginho during a tense and eventful match at St James’ Park.

Willock was involved in the controversial goal when the Englishman kept the ball in play near the corner flag, with VAR unable to determine whether the ball was completely out or not.

Anthony Gordon scored the winner after VAR also checked for a foul and offside to hand Arsenal their first league defeat of the season.

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