Manchester United fans come to the defence of Marcus Rashford following online abuse
It was a difficult night for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford. Not only did he have to deal with a heartbreaking loss in the Europa League final but also endure abuse from his own fans on social media.
The 23-year-old took to Twitter to reveal that he received over 70 racially offensive messages on his social media accounts. It is the latest incident from a troubling trend that has gripped football in recent months.
Rashford for his part refuses to be cowed down and rightfully remains defiant in the face of such abuse.
Rather than dismiss these antics as that of fans being morons, the relevant authorities should ensure strict action is taken against these people.
After all, as Rashford went on to admit, one such message came from a school teacher. It is troubling to know that those with such narrow minds are educating the youth of today.
Unless we band together and fight this growing menace, there is little hope in a brighter tomorrow. Thankfully, a large number of fans, supporters of various clubs have thrown their weight in behind Rashford.
We take a look at how some of them reacted to the news on Twitter.
Fans come to Rashford’s attack following an online attack
Disgusting. Keep your head up Marcus, we go again. 👊❤️— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) May 27, 2021
Head up Rash, we win together and lose together🙏🏽❤— Trey (@UTDTrey) May 26, 2021
Unlucky rashy we go again— will🏴 🔰 (@willutd15) May 26, 2021
Don’t let them grind you down. The sun will rise and we will go again tomorrow.— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) May 26, 2021
I’m a City fan but you’re a good man Marcus, easy for me to say ignore the morons I know, but try anyway. Keep your chin up son.— MancSoMCFC 🐝 ✊ 🇵🇸 #nopasaran #resist (@ManCandLovingIt) May 26, 2021
Absolutely disgusting. Stay strong Marcus. You don’t deserve any of this.— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) May 26, 2021
we love you, man. ❤️ never stop being you, we’ve got your back.— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) May 26, 2021
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Marcus, we love you. You inspire every single one of us to be the best we can be. You’re an amazing human and an incredible footballer.— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) May 26, 2021
Just know the real fans are behind you & the team.— ً (@utdrobbo) May 27, 2021
We all feel the same as you – roll on next season.
Focus on your rest/recovery & the Euro’s Marcus. There’s nothing anyone can do or say to make you feel better & I am sorry for the horrid abuse you need to deal with, no one deserves it.— Jack (@UtdJackkkk) May 26, 2021
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