Republic of Ireland striker Adam Idah endured racist abuse on social media after Norwich City's 3-0 Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Corkman was handed a rare start for the struggling Canaries at Selhurst Park but it was a difficult day at the office, as Patrick Vieira's men cruised to a comfortable win that lifted them to ninth.

Norwich meanwhile remain rooted to the bottom of the standings after a fifth straight loss without scoring.

Idah shared a screenshot of racist messages aimed at him on Instagram.

Last April Idah's Ireland team-mate Callum Robinson was sent similar abuse on Instagram after his club West Brom had beaten Chelsea. Robinson also screen-grabbed and highlighted the messages in an Instagram story.

Irish defender Cyrus Christie has previously said he has no faith in the "useless" support offered by social media companies over racist abuse with the Fulham defender revealing someone had once started an online poll to have him lynched following an own goal on international duty.

"They (trolls) think they can get away with it, they hide behind profiles," said Christie.

"I have had so many cases on there, the racism and stuff, it is just mad, but when you speak to them, they are like 'oh well.'"