Two Nigerian students in university in the UK, Timi Ariyo and Tami Sotire, both 21, have been subjected to a torrid campaign of racist abuse online by their former peers at sixth-form college.
The racists chanted about the Timi and Tami being a monkey while they sat in a pub at Christmas in Southend-on-Sea, Essex where the duo went to school, Daily Mail reports.
In the video filmed the racists can be heard singing: ‘Timi Ariyo, he swings where he wants’ and then making loud monkey noises.
‘It was quite shocking when I first saw the video, obviously they are people that I know.
‘And it was weird to see that it was happening in such a public place – they were so passionately chanting such a racist thing.
‘So many of my friends saw the video and were like ‘wow I’ve never seen anything like that, I didn’t know it still happened in 2017′ – and it does,’ the paper quoted Timi, who is in his third year as saying.
The report said the racists, a clique of former students from Westcliffe High School for Boys, Essex, also set up a Twitter account to bully Timi.