Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe faces more online racial abuse

Published:8 February 2021

Axel Tuanzebe faces

After Saturday's 3-3 draw with Everton in the EOL, Axel Tuanzebe, Manchester United defender was exposed to racial abuse on social media once again.

The 23-year-old Tuanzebe, did not start the match at Old Trafford but came on as a late replacement and conceded the free-kick from which the side of Carlo Ancelotti equalised deep into stoppage time.

After Manchester United's shock 2-1 home loss by Sheffield United last month, the former England Under-21 defender was also targeted on social media.

In recent weeks, Axel Tuanzebe's teammates Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Alex Jankewitz from Southampton, Chelsea's Reece James, Romaine Sawyers from West Bromwich Albion have all been victims of online racist abuse.

Several EPL clubs have called on social media platforms to take more stringent measures against users who send offensive messages, but Antonio Rudiger, the Chelsea defender, does not expect much to change.