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Manchester United statement against racist insults to their players

Thursday28 January 2021 | 13:48
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Manchester United reacted to racist insults against their two players.

Following numerous racist comments against Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe, the

Manchester United

club called on social media to enforce stricter regulations against these actions.

Yesterday, after the poor performance of two Manchester United players in the match against Sheffield United, which was accompanied by a 2-1 defeat of the Red Devils, several United fans started racist insults and symbols against the two on social media provoked many reactions.Therefore  Manchester United club changed its logo black on Twitter and stated in this regard.

"Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game," a statement read. "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."

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand also reacted. He wrote on Twitter: 

"This is a disgrace. These ignorant idiots need to be exposed so everyone can see them for what they are!"

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