Premier League

Axel Tuanzebe racially abused again on social media after Everton draw

 

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe was subjected to racist abuse on social media once again following Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Everton in the Premier League.

Tuanzebe, 23, did not start the game at Old Trafford but came on as a late substitute and conceded the free kick from which Carlo Ancelotti’s side equalised deep into stoppage time.

It is the second time in recent weeks that Tuanzebe has been subjected to racist abuse online.

The 23-year-old was also targeted last month after the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United, along with his United team-mate Anthony Martial.

Tuanzebe posted a video on his Instagram account after that match, with the caption: “My RACE My RELIGION My COLOUR=FOOTBALL,” in a defiant response to the abuse.

Manchester United said they were “disgusted” with the comments on social media after the Sheffield United match and later released a joint statement with Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City condemning the abuse endured by multiple professional footballers in recent weeks and months.

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