Manchester United midfielder Fred responds to racist abuse he received on social media after Leicester defeat | Football News

 Manchester United midfielder Fred responds to racist abuse he received on social media after Leicester defeat |  Football News

Manchester United midfielder Fred has said that “we are bigger and better than this” after being subjected to racist abuse on social media following the FA Cup quarter-final loss on Sunday in Leicester.

The Brazil international was racially abused in the comments on his Instagram post on Thursday after being responsible for Leicester’s opening goal in the 3-1 loss at King Power Stadium.

Fred’s back pass sold goalkeeper Dean Henderson short as United tried to get out of defense, Kelechi Iheanacho taking full advantage to open the scoring after 24 minutes.

Responding to the abuse, the midfielder posted Monday evening on his Twitter and Instagram accounts: “Comments on social networks filled with hatred and, above all, racism: we cannot feed this culture.

“We cannot accept it. We must always fight it. We are bigger and better than that. Enough! ”

This is just the latest in a string of abuses directed at Manchester United players in recent weeks after Anthony Martial was racially abused on social media after the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in Premier League on February 14.

Martial played 66 minutes before being replaced by Mason Greenwood as United returned to a tie against West Brom after falling behind within two minutes.

After the game, the France international was abused on his Instagram account, with a number of users posting racist messages and symbols in his photos and using the N-word.

It comes after Martial, along with team-mate Axel Tuanzebe, was abused after the team’s loss to Sheffield United on January 27, while Marcus Rashford also released a statement on the comments to him at the end of January.

Sky Sports News contacted Instagram and Manchester United for a response, the latter saying they were aware of the abuse.


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