06 Feb Man United, Liverpool amongst Premier League golf equipment to unite in struggle in opposition to racism
Manchester United, Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool and Everton have joined forces to sentence the racial abuse suffered by gamers, officers and supporters on social media.
United’s Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, Chelsea defender Reece James, West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers and Southampton’s Alex Jankewitz are amongst these to have obtained racist abuse on-line in current weeks.
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With United set to host Everton on Saturday and Metropolis travelling to Liverpool on Sunday, the 4 golf equipment got here along with the mayors of Higher Manchester and the Liverpool Metropolis Area in a present of solidarity.
“Right this moment Manchester United, Everton, Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool have come collectively to assist Hate Crime Consciousness Week in Higher Manchester,” the golf equipment mentioned in a joint assertion.
The assertion added: “We condemn the racist abuse that too many gamers, officers and supporters proceed to come across, most lately on social media platforms.”
High English gamers together with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and former worldwide Karen Carney mentioned on-line abuse and discrimination with authorities ministers final month.
The Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation (PFA) has mentioned that those that ship abusive messages needs to be held accountable by authorities and have their social media accounts banned.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder in saying there isn’t any room for racism, hate or any type of discrimination in our stunning sport. It mustn’t occur and it should cease,” the golf equipment and mayors mentioned of their assertion.