World renowned soccer players Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe, and others have been at the front of intense scrutiny recently due to the racism and hatred spread on social media. Prince William has had enough and confronted the issue via Twitter.
Racist abuse - whether on the pitch, in the stands, or on social media - is despicable and it must stop now. (1/3)— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1612114931.0
Prince William took to his and the Duchess Kate Middleton's joint social media accounts to speak on the hatred being spread recently.
The Duke did not hold back in calling out the words being spread as nothing short of "Racist abuse."
Prince William declares the hate as purely despicable and states,
"it must stop now."
We all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to sp… https://t.co/w5brdjxINg— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1612114931.0
Prince William believes a major element of the issue is holding those accountable for their actions.
Greater Manchester Police have stated that they are investigating the abuse and firmly believe that these events are upsetting and awful.
Highlighting the Strength of the Players
I commend all those players, supporters, clubs and organisations who continue to call out and condemn this abuse in… https://t.co/2SiFQrjCkC— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1612114931.0
In the conclusion of his Twitter letter, the Duke commends those subject to this hatred for their strength and perseverance.
Many Players Targeted by Racists
Marcus Rashford is one of the players at the forefront of the racial abuse. Along with Rashford, players Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial, Romaine Sawyers, and Reece James have been targeted.
Marcus Rashford Statement
Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am. No one, or no one… https://t.co/NwgOD3AXKR— Marcus Rashford MBE (@Marcus Rashford MBE)1612046090.0
Rashford follows the tweet stating that he would not be further commenting or sharing on the topic as he is a role model for many youth.
"I have beautiful children of all colours following me and they don't need to read it. Beautiful colours that should only be celebrated."
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