Newcastle Knights second-rower Tyson Frizell has hit back at social media trolls after being the target of racially abusive messages on Instagram, Fox Sports has reported.
After his side’s loss on Friday night, Frizell was the recipient of an Instagram direct message saying “oi ya gronk do something you f***ing coconut I need points on fantasy league”.
Frizell took to his own social media platform, sharing a screenshot of the abuse to his Instagram story along with the caption “won’t cop this”.
The Newcastle Herald has reported that the incident is set to be investigated by police to track down who was behind the messages.
The latest tirade of abuse comes after South Sydney Rabbitohs’ fullback Latrell Mitchell was targeted with similar social media attacks. Two men were arrested and charged after being found guilty of sending abusive messages on social media, including telling the Souths star to die.