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Tuanzebe Responds To Social Media Racial Abuse

Axel Tuanzebe has responded to racial abuse directed at him and teammates Anthony Martial after Manchester United shock 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Martial played the full match at Old Trafford, while centre-back Tuanzebe was substituted in the 83rd minute which is his first Premier League game of the season.

Following the game, abuse was aimed at the players’ Instagram accounts. A number of users posted racist comments and symbols on old photos. Tuanzebe was also targeted on Twitter.

Tuanzebe posted a video on his Instagram account on Thursday night with the caption: “My RACE My RELIGION My COLOUR=FOOTBALL”, in response to the abuse on his profile.

A Facebook company spokesperson said: “There is no place for racism on Instagram and we are committed to removing it when we find it.

“We know there is more to do and we will continue to work closely with clubs, players and football authorities to investigate instances of discrimination and collectively tackle this issue.”

Twitter said: “Racist behaviour has no place on our service and when we identify accounts that violate any of the Twitter rules, we take enforcement action. The tweet referenced is no longer on the service for violations of our hateful conduct policy.”

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