Man Utd star Marcus Rashford suffers racist abuse on social media after penalty miss | Football | Sport

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was subjected to racist abuse on social media just moments after missing a penalty for the Red Devils.

Rashford missed from 12 yards as United were beaten by Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

His team-mate Paul Pogba was subjected to racist abuse earlier in the week on social media, leading to Manchester United posting a statement.

But now Rashford has been targeted with racist message posted that were aimed at the England forward.

Twitter were set to hold talks to clamp down on racism and were due to meet with Kick It Out and the PFA too.

Twitter have revealed that they have stepped up their policing of accounts – and have tripled the number that have been suspended within 24 hours after receiving a report.

Twitter said in a statement: “Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.

“We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners, but we know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.

“We look forward to working more closely with our partners to develop shared solutions to this issue. In the meantime we will continue to proactively monitor the conversation, and take aggressive enforcement action when content violates our Rules.”

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