Anthony Martial was the victim of racial abuse on social media after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
The French forward started the match before being taken off on 66 minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side slipped up in their Premier League title charge and now lie seven points behind leaders Manchester City.
After the match, messages of racial hatred – including various symbols and expletives – were seen on Martial’s Instagram account.
This is the second time the 25-year-old has been targeted with racial abuse since the turn of the year. Martial received similar messages along with United team-mates Marcus Rashford and Axel Tuanzebe following a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
Other Premier League footballers, including Chelsea duo Reece James and Antonio Rudiger along with West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers, have reported racial abuse on social media directed at them in recent weeks.
Kick It Out representative Troy Townsend took a screenshot of the abuse aimed at Martial and tweeted: ‘Let me break my Sunday silence and just say here we go again. It’s so predictable now, it makes a mockery of Instagrams comments this week.