Manchester police investigate racist insults to Rashford, Martial and Tuanzebe

After the goalless draw of this saturday between Arsenal and Manchester United, the English striker of the 'Red Devils', Marcus Rashford, received racist insults through social networks. Manchester police launched an investigation into it on Sunday and until Prince William, President of the English Football Association, has had to intervene to ask for the cessation of these despicable acts.

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Rashford, before what happened, published the following message on Twitter: “Humanity and social networks are at their worst. Yes I'm a black man and I live proud of being one every day. No comment or no one will make me feel different. “

The insults directed at Rashford on Saturday were extended to his teammates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial. “We have been informed of several of these comments and we are in contact with those involved to provide support and we will investigate thoroughly“said a spokeswoman for the Greater Manchester Police.

Chelsea full back Reece James also suffered from racism online this past week and expressed his anger via Twitter. Your club used this same platform to show repudiation and demand stronger measures against those who use racist slurs. “In sport, as in society in general, we must create a social media environment in which hateful and discriminatory actions are as unacceptable as they would be on the street. Something has to change and has to change now, “Chelsea posted.

Prince William has described these episodes as “despicable”: “Racism, whether on the pitch, in the stands or on social media, is despicable and must stop now. We all have a responsibility to create an environment where this type of abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to spread hatred and division must be held accountable for their actions. I congratulate all those players, fans, clubs and organizations that continue to denounce and condemning this abuse in the strongest terms. “