Manchester Utd are working with social media companies to tackle racist abuse after Marcus Rashford became the latest player to be targeted online following Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Arsenal.
“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,” Rashford wrote on Twitter late on Saturday.
“So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you’re just simply not going to get it here.”
The Football Association (FA) had earlier condemned the racial abuse of players after Utd duo Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers and Chelsea’s Reece James were targeted this week.
“Really the duty has to be on the social media companies to do something about that. We need to see verifiable, identifiable accounts.”
“These hateful words have no place anywhere in our society whether online or otherwise.”