Marcus Rashford subjected to racist abuse on Twitter after missing penalty in Manchester United’s defeat by Crystal Palace… just days after Paul Pogba was abused on social media
- Marcus Rashford missed a second half penalty in 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace
- The striker was racially abused on social media just seconds after the miss
- The abuse comes in the same week Paul Pogba was also the victim of racism
Marcus Rashford was racially abused on Twitter after missing a penalty in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Rashford hit the post from 12 yards after Scott McTominay was tripped inside the box in the second half when United were 1-0 down.
Moments later, a flurry of sickening racist tweets were directed at Rashford in anger at his failure to convert from the spot.
Marcus Rashford saw his penalty hit the post in Man United’s 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace
Moments after his penalty miss, a barrage of racist tweets were aimed at the 21-year-old
Rashford was called a n***** by several accounts, days after Paul Pogba was racially abused
The England international was called a n***** by multiple accounts, just days after Paul Pogba was racially abused on Twitter after his penalty miss against Wolves.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was made aware of the racism after the game and hit out at those responsible.
‘It needs to stop. I am lost for words. We keep having all these campaigns and people keeping hiding behind fake identities.’
United released a statement earlier this week condemning the tweets, while Twitter also promised to meet the club in a bid to stop it happening again.
‘This is a societal issue and requires a societal response. This is why we maintain a dialogue with both the PFA and Kick It Out and are committed to working together to address abusive online and racist behaviour across the industry.’
Anti-discrimination campaigners, Kick It Out, also urged ‘decisive action’ to resolve the issue.
‘The vile racist abuse on social media continued today. This problem will not go away and needs decisive action – that’s what we’ll be making clear to Twitter when we meet,’ a statement read.