Sun 31 January 2021:
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,” Rashford wrote on Twitter late on Saturday.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says the racial abuse he received online after the 0-0 draw at Arsenal was “humanity and social media at its worst”.
Vile comments were made to the United star after their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday evening.
Rashford spoke out on Twitter following the abuse.
He wrote: “Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am.
The 23-year-old England international said he refused to take screenshots of the multiple messages he received as it would be “irresponsible” to do so.
“I’m not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so… 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.”
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The Football Association (FA) earlier condemned the racial abuse of players after United duo Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers, and Chelsea’s Reece James were targeted last week.
“We will continue to work with the rest of the game, the government, and social media platforms to remove this – and all elements of – discrimination from our sport.”
Police on Friday said they arrested a 49-year-old man relating to the abuse of Sawyers.
Government ministers met top English players on Monday to discuss online abuse and discrimination as part of a series of “Future of Football” discussions.
Unfortunately, there have been multiple instances of professional footballers receiving racial abuse in the past week.
Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial and Reece James are just three names that have suffered from the disgusting abuse.
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