Manchester United players have been victims of racial abuses in recent weeks. Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial were victims of racial abuses last week following Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United, which prompted Manchester United to call on social media companies to improve their monitoring of social media abuse.
In similar story, another Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has been targeted by racists online, and his abuse came after he missed goalscoring opportunities in Manchester United’s game against Arsenal on Saturday night, January 30.
Reacting to the abuses, the 24-year-old England international took to Twitter on Saturday night to blast those who have targeted him, saying he will not dignify them by posting their racist comments online.
He wrote; “Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am. No one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you’re just simply not going to get it here,” he wrote.
“I’m not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so and as you can imagine there’s nothing original in them. I have beautiful children of all colours following me and they don’t need to read it. Beautiful colours that should only be celebrated.”
Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also joined in the condemnation of racists online. During a press conference after the match, Ole said;
“It’s just incredible we have these scenes still, this abuse in 2021.
“We’ve been campaigning for a long time now with the Premier League and I think it’s working, but there are still some people that haven’t got it.
“They hide behind social media, are anonymous and it’s unacceptable, it’s disgusting.
“The players and everyone we’ve spoken to, each other, and they’re fine, to put it that way. They’re not Manchester United fans when this happens. We’re all standing behind every single one of our players.”