Martial racially abused online after West Brom draw

 

Anthony Martial was racially abused on social media after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Martial played 66 minutes before being replaced by Mason Greenwood as United came back to level against West Brom after going behind inside two minutes.

After the game, Martial was subjected to abuse on his Instagram account, with a number of users posting racist messages and symbols on his photos, and using the N-word.

It comes not long after Martial – along with teammate Axel Tuanzebe – was abused after the team’s loss to Sheffield United on January 27.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says action must be taken to stamp out the racist abuse that a number of footballers have suffered

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Last weekend, United joined Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton to issue a joint statement condemning racist abuse as more players, such as United’s Marcus Rashford and Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz, were targeted on social media.

In response, Instagram announced it will impose stricter penalties including the removal of accounts to prevent abusive messages on its platform after the growing number of cases.

 

 

 

 

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