Hull owner Adam Pearson says several of the club’s young players have suffered abuse from supporters on social media.

The Black and Whites have struggled for form in recent weeks, but Pearson has condemned the conduct of a minority on social media.

He told the Hull Daily Mail’s James Smailes: “I was sent some of the tweets which were sent to players this week which were shocking.

“The tweets sent to Masi Matongo were truly shocking. The abuse he got was shocking.

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“Masi, Jordan Lane, Kieran Buchanan, these are young lads coming through that are going to be very good players and we are trying to nurture talent.

“Our future is bright, but I don’t understand that abuse.”