Two Manchester United players subjected to racial abuse after Sheffield United defeat

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Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were subjected to racial abuse after Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

After the defeat to Sheffield United, both players were the victims of abuse in the comment section of their post.

Tuanzebe has since deleted his Twitter account and an Instagram post after the abuse.

Manchester United have issued a statement in response to the abuse.

“Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game.
“We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.

“Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our All Red All Equal initiative.

“Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour.“