Racist attacks on Rashford after losing the final with Villarreal
The Manchester United player denounces “more than 70 insults” on his social media sites
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford He revealed that he was a victim at least 70 Racial insults “on social media After the team was defeated in the European League final by Villarreal. The English fell to Castellón 11-10 in an eternal penalty shootout after they tied 1-1 at the end of extra time.
“So far, at least 70 racist insults are on my social media,” Rashford wrote on Twitter. “For those of you who want to make me feel worse than I actually feel, I wish you good luck trying.”
At least 70 racist insults have been counted on my social accounts so far. For those of you who are working to make me feel worse than I’m actually doing, good luck trying 👍🏾
– Marcus Rashford MBE (arMarcusRashford) May 26, 2021
Manchester United also tweeted after the match that the players had suffered “a pity.” Racist abuseUsers are urged to report any form of abuse or discrimination through the tools available on social networks.
Several Premier League players have been targeted in recent months, including Anthony Martial, also a Red Devils player, City player Raheem Sterling, Liverpool player Trent Alexander and Sadio Mane, and Chelsea footballer Reese James.
In February, English football entities sent an open letter to Facebook and Twitter demanding that offensive posts be blocked and eliminated and user verification improved. Instagram announced new measures and Twitter pledged to continue its efforts after taking action on more than 700 cases of football-related abuse in the UK in 2019.
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