Cisse lashes out at racist tweets
QPR striker Djibril Cisse has reacted angrily after apparently being subjected to racist abuse on Twitter.
The French striker, who joined the west Londoners from Italian side Lazio this week, retweeted two messages seemingly from supporters of the Rome club before turning on his tormentors.
A Twitter user, under the name @vela--sandro, initially targeted the former Liverpool forward with a message saying: "Die n***** b****** Lazio fans hate you!!!!". Another, under the name @LorenzoMecci, then said: "djibril is a big monkey."
The France international, who scored in his new team's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last night, responded in a series of tweets.
"@vela--sandro wow u are an idiot man insulting me like this coz I left lazio wow u are a real idiot," he said, before also responding in strongly-worded Italian. After the second message was posted he added: "Wow is it the idiot parade today. I retweeted them just to show how some people are f****** stupids just because I left a club I'm a f****** n***** who deserve to die or a big monkey?wow I'm really shocked u 2 guys are f****** brainless and u should be f****** ashamed."
He then turned his attention back to the user @vela--sandro with a popular Italian profanity.
The incident is the latest in a number of recent racial flashpoints, with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez currently serving a suspension for comments made to Manchester United's Patrice Evra and Chelsea's John Terry standing accused of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, allegations he denies.