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Alex Jankewitz Receives Vile Racist Abuse After Southampton's 9-0 Defeat To Manchester United

Alex Jankewitz Receives Vile Racist Abuse After Southampton's 9-0 Defeat To Manchester United

Jankewitz was subjected to horrific abuse following Southampton's heavy defeat.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz was targeted with vile racist abuse following his side's 9-0 defeat to Manchester United.

'Fans' attacked Jankewitz on social media after he lasted just 79-seconds on his first Premier League start as the midfielder was sent off for a horror tackle on Scott McTominay.

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Image: PA
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Image: PA

Hampshire Police are investigating the racist abuse aimed at the 19-year-old, according to Alex Crook.

He tweeted: "Just had a call from a senior detective at Hampshire Police.

"They are investigating the racist abuse aimed at #SaintsFC midfielder Alex Jankewitz. Have sent them the screen shots I have. If anybody has more please DM me. These people need proper punishment."

It comes after Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were all abused by racist trolls following last week's shock home defeat to Sheffield United and the stalemate at Arsenal.

Jankewitz's situation is yet another case of racism from social media platforms amid an ongoing battle.

Southampton's humiliating defeat leaves them in 12th-place in the table with Ralph Hasenhuttl ruing the youngster's early red card.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a stupid foul from the young lad and kills everything.

"When you come here with two goalkeepers on the bench, I wanted to give a few young lads [a chance] to show up.

"When I have seen what is going on it is better to take them out because 9-0 on a debut is not a good score to have.

"We tried in the second half to keep a clean sheet as much as we could but at nine men it was too easy for them to score."

The Saints resume their league campaign on Saturday when they face Newcastle.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Southampton