Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe are believed to have become the latest victims of online abuse.
According to Sky Sports, the two players got racially attacked on Instagram and Twitter after United took a shock 2-1 loss at home to the lowly Sheffield United.
“Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were racially abused on social media after Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.
“United forward Martial played the full match at Old Trafford, while centre-back Tuanzebe was substituted in the 83rd minute after starting his first Premier League game of the season.
“Following the defeat, abuse was aimed at the players’ Instagram accounts. A number of users posted racist comments and symbols on old photos. Tuanzebe was also targeted on Twitter,” said the outlet.
The events was also followed by support from club captain Harry Maguire, who expressed his fight against racial discrimination.
UNITED against racism. We will not tolerate it 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/lR8Qcnxq4N
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) January 28, 2021
Meanwhile, United will take on Arsenal in London on Sunday night.