HAMZA CHOUDHURY faced a sickening torrent of racial abuse after his tackle left Mo Salah fearing an injury-lay-off.
Twitter was flooded with foul-mouthed slurs towards Leicester enforcer Choudhury, whose challenge infuriated Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool's 2-1 win.
Choudhury was labelled a "n****r" and "f*****g monkey" in shocking posts that put more pressure on social media chiefs to clamp down on racism.
Racists harangued Manchester United stars Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba earlier this season.
And former England Under-21 midfielder Choudhury was also called a "dirty Asian black n****r"" and "filthy animal" in arguably the worst recent example of a sportsperson being targeted online.
Chilling abuse included messages like: "I don't know how they let some animal son of a b***h play in he PL. f*** u b***h."
'DANGEROUS AS HELL'
The rampant racism deflected legitimate debate over Choudhury's crunching tackles – after his Carabao Cup challenge put Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie out for two months in August.
And Klopp had no doubts Choudhury deserved more than red for his stoppage-time foul on Reds' striker Salah.
After leaders Liverpool made it eight straight Premier League wins, Klopp told Sky Sports: "It's a challenge I really don't understand. It's dangerous as hell.
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