Man Utd star Anthony Martial subjected to vile racist abuse after West Brom draw.. the latest incident in worrying trend
ANTHONY MARTIAL has once again been targeted by racist trolls following Manchester United's draw with West Brom.
The France striker – along with club team-mate Axel Tuanzebe – were both on the receiving end of horrific abuse following the loss at the hands of Sheffield Utd on January 27.
And Martial was subjected to yet more disgraceful taunts on social media after the West Brom game, despite social media vowing to clamp down on racists.
Martial, 25, started the game at The Hawthorns, but was replaced by Mason Greenwood after 66 minutes of the 1-1 stalemate.
Immediately after the match, the United star was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram just days after their vow to crack down on vile trolls.
Sick racists posted horrifying messages to various posts on his Instagram page, including the use of abusive emojis and the N-word.
It is just the latest incident in a string of worrying racist attacks aimed at players.
Tuanzebe and Martial were abused after the loss against Sheff Utd.
Team-mate Marcus Rashford was targeted after the 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz was also among the many footballers to be attacked in recent weeks.
Chelsea pair Reece James and Antonio Rudiger were both sent racist abuse, as well as James' sister and Red Devils star Lauren.
West Brom's Romaine Sawyers was also on the receiving end of some abhorrent abuse last month – with a man arrested.
Swansea and Manchester City said they were 'appalled' and 'saddened' as police opened an investigation into racist abuse sent to Yan Dhanda earlier this week.
Instagram admitted their systems have struggled to block many of the abusive posts because they do not routinely screen direct messages as they are supposed to be private.
But the company – owned by Facebook – have vowed to act more quickly in banning those behind the racist messages.
They have also promised to work with police as much as possible to prosecute the abusers.
Instagram has vowed to make it easier for users to use settings to block terms or emojis from reaching them.
They also say it is working on a new feature – planned for roll-out later this year – which will improve the ability to stop abusive DMs reaching them.
Source: Read Full Article