Anthony Martial’s wife, Melanie, has received death threats and racist abuse in the wake of Manchester United’s defeat to Sheffield United this week.
Following United’s 2-1 shocking loss at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, both Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were subjected to vile racist abuse from unpleasant fans over their roles in the defeat.
Manchester United condemned the abuse aimed at the players in a statement, calling the racists “anonymous mindless idiots.”
‘Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game,’ a statement from United read. ‘We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.
‘Manchester United has zero-tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our All Red All Equal initiative.
‘Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour.’
Martial’s wife, Melanie Martial has now shared the death threat and abusive messages she had received on Instagram, with one user, instructing her to tell the United forward to leave Manchester ‘or we’re gonna get him killed’.
The user also sent her a threatening message aimed at their two-year-old son Swan, saying ‘his life is in danger.’
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