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Axel Tuanzebe Reportedly Forced To Delete Twitter After Awful Racist Abuse

Ryan Sidle

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Axel Tuanzebe Reportedly Forced To Delete Twitter After Awful Racist Abuse

Manchester United centre back Axel Tuanzebe has reportedly deleted his Twitter account after receiving racist abuse, following the sides loss to Sheffield United.

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It wasn't the best performance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on Wednesday night, as they lost to 2-1 to the side bottom of the Premier League.

They dominated possession but two poor pieces of defending and an inability to break down the visitors, beyond Harry Maguire's header, meant it was a rough night for them.

Tuanzebe played alongside Maguire, due to an injury to Eric Bailly, in his first league start of the season, but couldn't replicate the heroics of Paris earlier this season, not that any of his more senior teammates were any help.

After the match the 23-year-old was subject to vile racist abuse on social media. Some reports suggested he deleted his Twitter account and he also received the abuse on Instagram.

The home side, who were looking to get back to the top of the league table, were poor from the start but they were somewhat unfortunate to go behind from a corner.

David de Gea didn't do well enough to come for the ball but it did look like Billy Sharp's nudge was enough to further impede him.

Solskjaer's side then had their own goal stopped for a push on Aaron Ramsdale but did equalise through Maguire's header in the second half.

Chris Wilder's team won all three points, for just the second time this season, through some farcical defending from the Old Trafford side, with Oliver Burke's eventual shot deflecting off Tuanzebe on the way to goal.

The result was the former league leaders first loss in 13 games in the league, with their previous loss coming against Arsenal.

They play the Gunners on Saturday hoping to get their season back to winning ways.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Racism, Axel Tuanzebe, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Premier League, Racism in football

Ryan Sidle
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