Monkey emojis were sent to Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker's Instagram profiles following the defeat by Chelsea; Sterling was also abused after Man City's Champions League semi-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain
Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker received racist abuse on social media shortly after Manchester City's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the Champions League final.
A number of monkey emojis were posted on both players' Instagram profiles following the final whistle at the Estadio do Dragao on Saturday evening.
"The racist abuse sent to these players last night is abhorrent and we don't want it on Instagram," a Facebook company spokesperson told Sky Sports News.
"We swiftly removed a number of comments and accounts for breaking our rules and we're continuing to review and take action against those that violate our policies. "We have built safety features, including Comment Filters and Message Controls, which can meaningfully decrease the abuse people experience.
"No single thing will fix this challenge overnight but we're committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe from abuse."
Sterling has been subjected to online abuse on several occasions, including earlier in May following City's Champions League semi-final win over Paris Saint-Germain.