Fred: Man Utd midfielder subjected to racist abuse online


Fred (left) was at fault for Leicester’s opener as Man Utd were knocked out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage on SundayManchester United midfielder Fred says we “cannot feed that culture” of racism, after he was racially abused on social media following his side’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Leicester.

After the match his Instagram account became the target of abuse from trolls, with several posting racist abuse.

“We cannot accept it. We have to fight it always,” the Brazilian tweeted.

“We are bigger and better than that. Enough!

“Social media comments filled with hate and, above all, racism: we cannot feed that culture.”

The Brazil international is one of several United players to be subjected to abuse in recent weeks.

Bellingham subjected to racist abuseIs football’s racism battle being lost on social media?Marcus Rashford posted a statement about comments directed at him in January, while Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were also targeted.

Manchester United have previously condemned abuse directed at their players by “mindless idiots”.

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