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Tyrone Mings: Aston Villa and England defender receives racist abuse on social media

Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has received racist abuse on social media.

Mings, 28, posted a screenshot on Twitter of the abuse, which includes a racial slur and which was sent to him on Instagram.

"Another day in the life of social media with no filter," said Mings.

"Please don't feel sorry for us, just stand side by side in the fight for change - social media isn't getting any safer without it."

The account that sent the message to Mings remains active on Instagram.

Mings is the latest footballer to receive abuse on social media amid a recent increase in such messages being sent to players.