Newcastle have called in police after striker Sammy Ameobi was racially abused on Twitter.
In a statement released on Tuesday morning, the club said: "Newcastle United are aware of a racist remark that was directed towards Sammy Ameobi via Twitter on Sunday evening.
"The club and Sammy have reported the matter to the police, who are now dealing with the incident. The racist comment is wholly unacceptable. Newcastle United will not tolerate racism of any kind and will take the strongest possible action against those responsible."
The offending account has since been deleted.