A FORMER Bangor City player was racially abused on a bus in Liverpool last week.

On Friday, March 29, Pavel Vieira recorded the incident on his phone, clearly showing another passenger hurling abusive language at him.

In the video, 26-year-old Vieira, who was part of the Citizens' squad for the 2016–2017 season, asks the man: “Is there anything wrong with black people?”.

The man replies: “Yeah, you shouldn’t even be here. Why doesn’t everyone say the same thing, we don’t like you, ****( off”.

After racially abusing Mr Vieira, the man then turns his attention to other bus passengers who supported the midfielder during the incident.

Vieira, who now plays for Airbus UK and has represented his country Guinea-Bissau in the past, said he wanted to thank the people that stood up for him during the tirade of abuse.

“I would like to meet them and hug them." he said.

“After I got off the bus, more people came up to me and spoke with me and supported me.”

Merseyside Police are now investigating the incident.

“We will not tolerate hate crimes being committed against members of our community." Det. Insp. Mark Drew said.

“Everyone has the right to live peacefully within their community and to go about their daily lives without harassment from others just because they are perceived to be different.

"We will take the strongest possible action against the offender.”