Manchester United star Anthony Martial is exposed to more racist abuse on social media after his tie with West Bromwich Albion
Anthony Martial was subjected to more racist abuse on social media after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
The Red Devils Forward received despicable messages on Instagram, which included slurs of the N-word and monkey emojis, on Sunday afternoon.
Martial was replaced by Mason Greenwood in the 66th minute as United lost important points in the title race at Hawthorne.
West Brom took the lead through Mbaye Diani, but Bruno Fernandez equalized before the end of the first half.
Martial, who scored only four goals in the Premier League this season, has become the latest player to suffer racist abuse online.
Football leaders have sent an open letter to social media companies calling on them to make more efforts to crack down on violations in the wake of the recent series of events.
Since then, Instagram has insisted it will impose tougher penalties in an effort to prevent violations.
Last week, former England and Aston Villa striker Gabi Agbonlahor urged Premier League stars are boycotting social media platforms.
After his Twitter account was deleted due to racist abuse, Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “Seeing it happen a lot and how easy it is and no punishment… I’m sitting here thinking, the players and the sports stars, and people in general should boycott the app.
“Maybe this should happen.
“I just deleted the app from my phone, it disappeared, because there has to be something bigger to be done. We see that there is not enough punishment.
“It is something that we as individuals can do to make a difference.
“They won’t be bothered about not being there, but if the top Premier League stars and world stars get out of Twitter, I am telling you now that they will change their settings.”