Manchester United star Marcus Rashford speaks after receiving racist abuse on social media following draw with Arsenal
Marcus Rashford hit back at the vile racists who sent him abuse on social media following Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
His United teammates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial also received racist abuse this week, prompting a strong response from the club.
Rashford, 23, has now spoken about in a series of posts on social media.
The England international Tweeted: “Humanity and social media at its worst. 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.
“I’m not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so and as you can imagine there’s nothing original in them. I have beautiful children of all colours following me and they don’t need to read it. Beautiful colours that should only be celebrated.”
Rashford then went on to thank Arsenal for the special programme they made for the game which thanked him for his charity work.
Manchester United condemned the abuse that was sent to Tuanzebe and Martial in a statement earlier this week.
The statement read: “Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game.
“We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.
“Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our All Red All Equal initiative.
“Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour.”