Marcus Rashford has revealed the racial abuse he received, following his side’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal on Wednesday night.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has revealed that he received at least 70 disgusting racial slurs following his side’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal last night. The Red Devils were denied a first trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in devastating fashion after the match finished 1-1 and went to a shootout.
Every player from both sides scored from the spot until United goalkeeper David de Gea stepped up and had his effort saved.
Rashford then took to social media to detail the shocking messages he has received.
“At least 70 racial slurs on my social accounts counted so far,” the 23-year-old wrote. “For those working to make me feel any worse than I already do, good luck trying.
“I’m more outraged that one of the abusers that left a mountain of monkey emojis in my DM is a maths teacher with an open profile.
“He teaches children!! And knows that he can freely racially abuse without consequence…”
Rashford was emotional after the final whistle as but insisted he will help the club bring back the glory days.
He said after the game: “The feeling inside is difficult to explain. We came here to win.”
“We’ve been working so hard all season and this was the opportunity to win a trophy and it didn’t happen for whatever reason.”
“We have to get rid of the disappointment and look back at the game and see what we did wrong.”