CONCACAF said it would investigate racist messages on social media directed at Canadian Moïse Bombito after he made a tackle on Lionel Messi during a 2-0 loss to Argentina in the Copa América on Thursday.

The Canadian national team released a statement on social media late Thursday night regarding the news, without mentioning Bombito by name.

“Canada Soccer is aware of and deeply disturbed by the racist comments made online following today's match against one of our male international players,” the statement said. “We are in contact with CONCACAF and CONMEBOL regarding this matter.”

Concacaf said it stands with Canada Soccer and “condemns the shameful social media posts.”

“We are currently working with the federation and our colleagues at CONMEBOL and FIFA to find ways to investigate the accounts that have posted racist material. We will continue to use our influence to promote unity and respect.”

Bombito, a 24-year-old from Montreal who plays for the Colorado Rapids in the MLS, posted an Instagram story in which he did not refer to anything specific but said: “My beautiful Canada. No place for this nonsense.”

Bombito caught Messi attempting a tackle in the 82nd minute after his pass was intercepted by Lautaro Martínez. Messi, clearly in pain, went down in the box after Canada goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau parried a subsequent shot from Martinez.

Replays showed Bombito sliding, getting his foot on the ball and then making contact with Messi's right ankle. No foul was called.

Messi cautiously left the field after treatment, but returned to the game and assisted Argentina's second goal in the 88th minute.

Earlier this week, world football's governing body FIFA announced that its social media tools designed to protect players from online abuse would be available to all 211 member associations and their teams.

Argentina's victory, with goals from Julián Álvarez and Lautaro Martínez, gave the defending champions three points, while Canada finished bottom of Group A.

Information from The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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