Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players

Marcus Rashford among high-profile players to speak out‘We will be investigating these crimes thoroughly,’ say police

Greater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over social media.

The intervention comes as a number of prominent Premier League players have revealed they have received racist abuse in the past seven days. United’s Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial have all been targeted, alongside Romaine Sawyers of West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea’s Reece James.

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