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Marcus Rashford Speaks Out After Receiving Racist Abuse On Social Media

Jack Kenmare

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Marcus Rashford Speaks Out After Receiving Racist Abuse On Social Media

Marcus Rashford has described the racist abuse he received following Manchester United's Premier League clash against Arsenal as "humanity and social media at its worst."

The 23-year-old was met with multiple racist messages on Instagram on Saturday following the club's 0-0 draw at The Emirates.

He took to social media shortly after to speak out about the abuse.

"Humanity and social media at its worst." Rashford wrote on Twitter. "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."

The abuse aimed at Rashford is one of several racially targeted incidents towards professional footballers this week.

Manchester United centre back Axel Tuanzebe reportedly deleted his Twitter account after receiving racist abuse following the club's defeat against Sheffield United and days later, Anthony Martial's wife shared the racist messages she has received from fans about her husband.

England international Rashford went on to confirm that he would not share screenshots of the offenders.

"I'm not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so and as you can imagine there's nothing original in them." he wrote.

"I have beautiful children of all colours following me and they don't need to read it. Beautiful colours that should only be celebrated."

It's clear that something needs to done about this worrying trend immediately.

Earlier this week, following Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Sheffield United, defender Axel Tuanzebe had to delete a post on Instagram because of the vile messages he received on the platform.

The young centre-back was making his first Premier League start to the season in an overall poor defensive display for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

Martial was another of the players to be racially abused. His wife took to Instagram to share the disturbing messages she had received about her husband.

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This has to stop.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Racism, Football, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Arsenal

Jack Kenmare
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