Reds striker Marcus Rashford became the latest high-profile player to be abused, after his side’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday evening. In the preceding days, his team-mates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, as well as West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers and Chelsea’s Reece James, were also targeted.
Rashford responded in a dignified manner that typifies a man who was awarded an MBE and is widely respected for his tenacious campaigning against food poverty.
“Humanity and social media at its worst,” he tweeted.
“Yes, I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am. No one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you’re just simply not going to get it here.