- Markus Rashford was the target of racial abuse following the Manchester United vs Arsenal match over the weekend
- Rashford said that he did not take screenshots because he did not believe it would have been responsible to expose his young fans to the abuse
- He said the abuse was the "humanity and social media at its worst"
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has opened up about the racial abuse he received after the game against Arsenal on Saturday.
He said that the abuse was "humanity and social media at its worst" and refused to take screenshots according to BBC.
Rashford said that it would have been irresponsible of him if he had shared the abuse directed at him because he has many young fans of all colours and he does not believe that they should be exposed to that abuse according to the SABC.
Manchester United fans were not pleased with his performance on the night and some decided to race as to attack him.
His fans reacted to his post with messages of support and praise:
"So sorry to read this. Please report any racist abuse to the police. You are a shining light in our society. Your thought for the children who follow you here is wonderful. Keep up your amazing work."
"Marcus is one of the most humble footballers I have ever known. He is young fierce and gorgeous and he follows his heart to support ordinary people. Racism makes me boil."
"A true role model Marcus, such a shame we are still in a world where people feel they have to be so vile to make themselves feel better."
"So deserving of all the success you get, long may it continue, a role model for everyone regardless of career choices."
"Absolute class from you, no room for any form of hate in this world. Unfortunately, the biggest threat for humans is fellow humans. I wish we would one day realise how easy it is to LOVE and just be KIND to each other. Well done for using your platform to educate us all ❤"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Percy Tau's dream of playing in the English Premiere League (EPL) is slowly becoming a reality. English club Brighton & Hove Albion reportedly paid Mamelodi Sundowns a fee of around R50 million for Tau back in 2018.
The UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit) seems to have allowed the UK laws to disregard the International Federation of Association Football's (FIFA) rankings. Before this, the 26-year-old struggled to get a work permit as Bafana Bafana was outside the top 50 in the FIFA rankings
Reports have also suggested that Tau is already in the UK awaiting approval of his work permit.
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