Manchester United Midfielder on Racist Insults: It Was Hard for Me to See Axel


After Manchester United’s match against Everton (3-3), social media users began insulting defender Axel Tuanzebe.

And United midfielder Scott McTominay has condemned racist slurs against teammates on social media.

“Honestly, it was hard for me to see Axel the day after the game. But now I think it’s total chaos and I feel disgusted that one of my brothers, who I grew up with for a very long time, has to experience this,” stated McTominay to the official website of the club.

“I would never say: “I’m white and Axel is black.” How are we different? We went through the same school, played football together for many years, so it pisses me off.

“It’s a touchy subject. What’s going on is terrible. It’s a shame.”

“Criticism is part of football, no problem. I’ve been criticised a million times and will definitely be criticised again,” he said.

“The problem is when you start believing what other people say, good or bad. You have to minimise all the influence of outside noise, especially at this club. You have to be thick-skinned in football, as you can see from the situation with the racist slurs. It’s a disgrace.”


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