Canada's diversity 'makes our country special' - Johnston

Celtic full-back Alistair Johnston says Canada's "strength is in our diversity" as he hit back at a derogatory online comment.

A social media post from Keith Woods, an Irish-based 'writer, content creator and activist', posted phots of the Canada teams in 2000 and 2004 with the message: "So tragic. Few countries are undergoing population replacement as rapidly as Canada."

Johnston responded: "What if I told you that myself and the other two ‘white’ players pictured here are the sons of immigrants as well?

"This is Canada. Our strength is in our diversity and it is what makes our country so special - not tragic."

It comes after Canada Soccer - the national team's governing body - said one of their players - believed to be Moise Bombito - was subjected to online racist abuse after the defeat by Argentina in the Copa America opener.