Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is certainly not the shy and retiring type. He is often seen getting involved on Arsenal.com and his official Facebook account - as his obvious confident demeanour bubbles to the fore.
But he has been making the headlines for his performances on the pitch this season. After a difficult 2012-13 the Polish stopper has recovered to find the best form of his career so far - and has even seen Arsene Wenger dub him a potential club legend in the future.
The 23-year-old stopper has recently signed a new contract - so there is every need for him to be in high spirits at the moment.
However it seems for some his success just makes him a more susceptible target to vile and abhorrent trolling - on the most recent occasion of a racist nature.
A troll posted on his wall a shocking and uncalled for tirade, which contained some especially crude language - including outright racist overtones … saying:
Polish immigrant c***
F*** off back to your third world country
Your from the gutter of Europe
Now other than this moron not being able to successfully punctuate you’re - the entire statement is rather sickening to read.
Szczesny however decided to respond to the abuse by asking his fans to report the man to the police - stating on his page:
“Can't be bothered reporting this man to the police. Would anyone like to do it for me? Cause if this isn't racism, then I don't know what is...”
Now I won’t pick holes in the grammar and punctuation of Szczesny’s - after all, English is his second language but I felt this was a brilliant and reserved response to the abuse - a response which has received much support on the social networking site with over 4,000 likes and 1,000 positive comments.
image: © Ronnie Macdonald