West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers appears to delete social media accounts
Romaine Sawyers appears to have deleted his social media accounts not long after a man was found guilty of racially abusing the West Brom midfielder.
Sawyers, who is currently on loan at Stoke City, was the target of racist abuse from 50-year-old Albion fan Simon Silwood from Kingswinford, who is now awaiting sentencing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court [Sky Sports].
Silwood has since been handed a lifetime ban by West Brom after he suggested Sawyers, 29 should win ‘Baboon D’or’ in a WhatsApp chat [Shropshire Star].
Sawyers now appears to have deleted his accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
One West Brom fan noticed that Sawyers’ verified Twitter account was no longer active while the on-loan Stoke midfielder’s Instagram account is now nowhere to be seen.
Stand by our man
Sawyers may not have performed as well as we would have hoped in the second half of the promotion-winning season and in his time in the Premier League.
But does he deserve the level of abuse and criticism he gets from people on social media? Absolutely not.
And absolutely no one deserves to be on the receiving end of racist abuse so we’re glad to see West Brom fan Silwood for life. Hopefully, the FA step in and ban him from every match no matter what level it is.
The book needs to be thrown at people like this and we commend those who stepped forward and reported what Silwood said about Sawyers.
Unfortunately, it seems as though despite Silwood’s conviction, something has forced Sawyers into removing himself from social media.
Right now, Sawyers is enjoying life on loan with Stoke as he made his first start for them at the weekend in a win over Huddersfield.
We wish him all the best in the Potteries.
In other West Brom news, David Prutton has predicted Albion’s game against Derby.