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Marcus Rashford targeted by racist trolls following Europa League final defeat

Marcus Rashford has received at least 70 racial slurs on social media after Manchester United's defeat in the Europa League final.

Marcus Rashford receives racial slurs following Europa League final defeat

Rashford battled through the entire 120 minutes after United drew 1-1 with Villarreal in Gdansk in normal time before extra-time and a penalty shootout followed.


After the match, Rashford took to Twitter to call out the vile abuse he had suffered across his social media.


"At least 70 racial slurs on my social accounts counted so far. For those working to make me feel any worse than I already do, good luck trying," Rashford started.


United released a statement, saying they were "disgusted" by the abuse Rashford received, adding that other members of the team had also been the victims of racial abuse following the defeat in Poland.


A club statement read: "Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the online hate and abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford and other players on social media after last night's game. There is simply no excuse for it and we utterly condemn it.


"Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and we encourage people to report it through manutd.com/seered.


"We also urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this disgusting behaviour."




Author: Jake Wilkin