Wycombe leftwing-back Jordan Obita was subjected to online racist abuse following the Chairboys’ 2-0 win over Milton Keynes in their first-leg play-off semi-final.

The 28-year-old, who was playing his 50th game of the campaign in the victory over Wanderers’ Buckinghamshire rivals on May 5, received the abuse on Instagram via a private message.

In a brief statement, Wycombe Wanderers said on May 6: “Chairboys have reported a disgraceful message sent to Jordan Obita to Instagram, and the relevant authorities will be following up and contacting the player directly to offer support.”

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"Discrimination of any form will not be tolerated.”

A tweet from Thames Valley Police's football account followed on to say: "We are aware of the disgusting tweet sent to a @wwfcofficial player where he has been racially abused. We're currently working with partners to further the investigation and bring the offender to justice."

Following the abhorrent messages, the former Reading and Oxford United man received a wave of support from fans of not just Wycombe, but of the sport in general, along with current professional footballers.

Since joining Wycombe last February from Oxford, Obita has become an important player in Gareth Ainsworth's squad, where he has played 41 of Wanderers’ 46 league games this season.