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Aaron Francis' heartbroken family have thanked fans for their support after condemning the horrific racist abuse hurled at the Love Island star online.

The club promoter and model is one of the original Islanders and has been in the Spanish villa for four weeks with his family taking over his social media feeds.

However, they were forced to issue a statement after Aaron's Instagram page was bombarded with racist trolling in the comments section and direct messages.

Sharing a screenshot of just one message the 24 year old had received, they wrote: "We're shocked and frustrated by the racist comments and messages that Aaron has been receiving since the very beginning of his Love Island experience.

"There has been no end to monkey and gorilla emojis commented on his posts and horrible, abusive, racist messages in his DMs.

They continued: "This is only only one example of what we have witnessed and we need to call out this intolerable behaviour."

Aaron's family were also quick to thank fans for their support after revealing the racist abuse.

"We're so overwhelmed and grateful for the support we received today," they added. "Racism is ignorance and following the events after the Euros final we would've hoped there was already some more awareness.

"There's never a tolerable instance for racially charged insults. Hate will never win," they concluded.

Aaron's family aren't the first this season to speak out against the hateful messages Love Island stars have received.

Chloe Burrows' family pleaded with fans to "be kind" after hundreds of viewers send her death threats following Shannon Singh's exit earlier this month.

Since the show started in June 2015, three stars associated with the show have taken their own lives partly due to the negative effect of online trolling on their mental health.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

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