Man United beef up striker's security after racist abuse and threats

Man United beef up striker's security after racist abuse and threats

- Anthony Martial suffered abuse after Man United disappointing defeat to Sheffield

- The vile attacks were extended to his wife who later revealed they had received threats

- Rashford and Tuanzebe are the other players who have suffered attacks in recent days

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Man United have reportedly enhanced Anthony Martial's security at his house after recent online racist attacks against him and his wife.

Martial was subjected to the vile abuse following his below par performance during United's shock defeat in the hands of relegation-threatened Sheffield United.

It was gathered that the sickening attacks degenerated into deaths threats, with the striker's wife, Melanie, taking to social media to reveal she had received the threats alongside her husband.

Man United beef up striker's security after racist abuse and death threats
Anthony Martial suffered racial abuse after Man United disappointing defeat to Sheffield. Photo by Erwin Spek.
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Mail Online citing sources close to the couple report the two approached United's hierarchy over the matter, with the club understood to have been glad to help.

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This would not be the first time the Red Devils are intervening on a similar concern, having come through for club chief Ed Woodward when flares were launched at his home in 2020.

At the time, graffiti was scribbled on the walls of Woodward's home, leaving the Manchester side with no option but to beef up his security.

In what has been a dire situation in recent days, Martial's teammate Axel Tuanzebe was also targeted on social media.

The events were followed up with similar attacks on Marcus Rashford who came under fire following United's drab draw at the Emirates against Arsenal at the weekend.

Rashford later took to Twitter to shut down his abusers with a strong message, noting "humanity and social media" is at "it's worst."

"Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am," he tweeted.

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"No one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you’re just simply not going to get it here," he added.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has admitted that he risks being fined having lamented the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) into the game off football.

Despite a comfortable 3-1 win over West Ham United in Sunday, January 31, the Egyptian did not mince words about his feelings over the controversial technology.

After the game, Salah who found the back of the net twice in the encounter stated that VAR is killing the game.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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