Man Utd’s Fred racially abused online

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
May 15, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Manchester United's FredFred started in Manchester United's 4-2 defeat by Liverpool at Old Trafford

    Manchester United midfielder Fred was racially abused on Instagram after his side's defeat by Liverpool on Thursday.

    Instagram has removed a number of offending comments from the Brazilian's profile and disabled some accounts.

    "The racist abuse on Fred's post is unacceptable and we don't want it on Instagram", said a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram.

    Earlier this season Fred highlighted similar abuse he received, saying we "cannot feed that culture" of racism.

    The abuse the 28-year-old was subjected to on Thursday came less than two weeks after English football took part in a four-day social media boycott in an attempt to tackle such discrimination.

    • Football, Racism & Social Media: 'I laughed because I knew abuse was coming'

    In April, Instagram announced a tool to enable users to automatically filter out abusive messages from those they do not follow on the platform.

    Facebook "urges" people to make use of the safety features which it says "can meaningfully decrease the abuse people experience".

    "No single thing will fix this challenge overnight but we're committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe from abuse," the social media company said in a statement.

    A number of players in English football, including several of Fred's Manchester United team-mates, have also been targeted by online discrimination in recent months.

    Earlier this month, the Premier League side said it found a 350% increase in abuse directed towards its players, with 3,300 posts targeting them during the period of September 2019 to February 2021.

    On Wednesday, it was announced that social media firms will have to remove harmful content quickly or potentially face multi-billion-pound fines or even criminal action under new government legislation.

    Source

    READ:  Quiz: How much do you know about Messi?
    Football
    Gillett to become first overseas PL ref

    Gillett has taken charge of two Championship games this season Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League game when …

    Football
    ‘I continue to smile every day’ – Pele

    Pele is the only player to win the World Cup three times Brazil legend Pele says he is "recovering very well" after briefly being readmitted …

    Football
    Quiz: How much do you know about Messi?

    Lionel Messi is set to make his PSG home debut against Lyon on Sunday It is set to be a big night in the French …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    May 15, 2021
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.