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Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

– – Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he was subjected to “humanity and social media at its worst” after receiving racist abuse on Saturday. The 22-year-old, who was awarded the MBE for his work fighting child food poverty, received multiple racist messages on Instagram on Saturday. They were sent to the England striker after United’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal. “I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am,” he said on Twitter. “No-one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So…

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Marcus Rashford suffers racist abuse after penalty miss

People who post racist abuse on social media “hide behind fake identities”, said Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford was targeted on social media. The England international was abused after missing a penalty in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. He is the second United player to get abused this week after Paul Pogba. Campaigners Kick It Out called it “vile” and said “decisive action” needs to be taken. Earlier this week, Twitter said it will meet with any stakeholders to show the “proactive work” being done to tackle…

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Former US President Reagan called Africans “monkeys”

Former US President Ronald Reagan is reported to have called Africans at UN conference “monkeys” for opposing the USA during a vote. The late Reagan according to newly released tapes published by a US magazine made the comment in a conversation with then-President Richard Nixon. The comments were made in a 1971 telephone call between the two leaders. Reagan said “To see those… monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Mr Nixon, who quit as president in 1974, can then be heard laughing. Mr…

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Eritrean shot at because of skin colour in Germany

An Eritrean man was shot in the stomach by a gunman in Germany in a xenophobic attack, according to police. Frankfurt prosecutors say the African was left wounded in the attack after the gunman deliberately targeted him. Prosecutor Alexander Badle has said that the victim of the attack was targeted at “completely at random and purely because of the colour (of) skin.” “We have no evidence in our current investigation that there were contacts with the right-wing or far-right scene,” Badle added in trying to delink the attack from racist…

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