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Manchester United condemn online racist abuse directed at Ashley Young

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• Young the latest player to be targeted on social media • ‘We are working to identify the individuals involved’ say United Manchester United are working towards identifying the people who racially abused Ashley Young on Twitter following Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Barcelona.

“Manchester United utterly condemns racist social media comments posted around yesterday’s Champions League fixture,” read a club statement.

“There is no place for racism within our game, or in society as a whole, and we are committed to working to make football free from all forms of discrimination.” Kick It Out tweeted: “Yet another black player, this time Ashley Young, targeted with racist abuse on social media after tonight’s Champions League game.

Prior to that, Tottenham’s back Danny Rose admitted he could not wait to finish in the game due to the racist abuse he had received.

He is the latest in a series of players to receive abuse on social media platforms.

“We are working to identify individuals involved and we will take the strongest possible action we can against them.

The 33-year-old defender was targeted in the wake on Tuesday night’s 3-0 second leg defeat in Spain, which saw United exit the competition 4-0 on aggregate.
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