Europa League final: Marcus Rashford receives ‘at least 70 racial slurs’
Football superstar Marcus Rashford said he has received “at least 70 racial slurs” on social media following Manchester United’s loss to Villareal.
23-year-old Rashford posted on Twitter in the hours after the match in Poland, to say he had been subjected to racial abuse across his social media accounts.
- Marcus Rashford received ‘at least 70 racial slurs’ online
- Man Utd confirm a number of other players were racially abused online after the football match.
- Manchester United lost to Villareal after a 1-1 draw after extra time and a miss by goalkeeper David de Gea
- Man Utd have urged anyone who witnessed racial abuse to report it
“For those working to make me feel any worse than I already do, good luck trying,” he wrote.
Rashford later said one of the accounts that sent him “a mountain of monkey emojis” was “a maths teacher with an open profile”.
At least 70 racial slurs on my social accounts counted so far. For those working to make me feel any worse than I already do, good luck trying 👍🏾
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) May 26, 2021
“He teaches children!! And knows that he can freely racially abuse without consequence,” he wrote.
Manchester United said a number of their players were racially abused online following Europa League final loss, although they haven’t named who else was targeted.
They described it as “disgraceful” racial abuse and urged anyone who witnessed it to report it.
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