United condemn racist abuse re...


United condemn racist abuse received by players after shock defeat

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

11:22 28 Jan 2021

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Manchester United have condemned the racist abuse received by some of the club's players via social media after Wednesday night’s defeat to Sheffield United.

Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were racially abused on Instagram after United missed the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League.

Martial played the full match at Old Trafford, while defender Tuanzebe was substituted in the 83rd minute after starting his first league game of the season.

After the game, racists abuse was directed at the players' Instagram accounts with several users posting racist comments and symbols.

A statement from United read: "Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game.

"We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.

"Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through ourAll Red All Equal initiative.

"Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour."

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