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Rashford reveals racist abuse from maths teacher among torrent of vile messages


Marcus Rashford has revealed his “outrage” at finding a maths teacher among those hurling racist abuse at him on social media.

The Manchester United forward was subjected to racism following his side’s Europa League Final defeat to Villarreal.

Rashford slotted his penalty in the shootout before David de Gea missed the vital spot kick.

In the aftermath though the Englishman has again had to deal with online abuse.

He tweeted saying: “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.”



Marcus Rashford has again had to deal with racist abuse on social media
Marcus Rashford has again had to deal with racist abuse on social media

Rashford went on to shine a light on a particular abuser, without naming him.

He added: “I’m more outraged that one of the abusers that left a mountain of monkey emojis in my DM is a maths teacher with an open profile. He teaches children!! And knows that he can freely racially abuse without consequence…”

The United star has become a public hero over the past year as he took on the Government regarding the free school meals scheme.

Rashford has teamed up with several organisations to combat child food poverty but also been one of the voices calling for racial equality.

He appeared on Sky Sports News in February calling on social media companies to do more.

He said: “Online abuse – it should be easy to stop, just deactivate the accounts. “We know that it’s very easy to make four or five accounts but if you have to block them all, then block them all.

“That’s on the social media companies themselves. If they see anyone being abusive in any way, their account should be deleted immediately, that’s how you’d deal with it.

“I feel like it doesn’t affect me as much as other people because I’m not actively on social media so half the stuff that goes on there, what people are saying about me and other people, I’m not really on top of and I don’t see it.

“But it’s a place people should enjoy. Ten or 15 years ago it wasn’t there and we’re lucky to have it, to be able to connect with people all over the world and from different cultures and religions.

“For it to be used in a negative light is stupid and hopefully they can sort out that issue and it can be a place of good.”





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