Anthony Martial has suffered racial abuse on social media following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.
The Pink Devils ahead was despatched vile Instagram messages, which included N-word slurs and monkey emojis, on Sunday afternoon.
Martial was changed by Mason Greenwood after 66 minutes as United dropped very important factors within the title race on the Hawthorns.
West Brom took a shock lead by way of Mbaye Diagne, however Bruno Fernandes equalised simply earlier than half-time.
Martial, who has scored simply 4 Premier League objectives this season, has change into the most recent footballer to undergo racial abuse on-line.
His United teammates Axel Tuanzebe and Marcus Rashford, together with Swansea midfielder Yan Dhanda and Southampton teenager Alex Jankewitz, have been on the receiving finish of the identical abuse this yr.
Soccer’s leaders have despatched an open letter to social media corporations calling on them to do extra to stamp out abuse following the spate of current incidents.
Since then, Instagram has insisted it can impose harsher punishments in an try to forestall the abuse.
Final weekend, former Aston Villa and England ahead Gabby Agbonlahor urged Premier League stars to boycott social media platforms.
After deleting his Twitter account attributable to racial abuse, Agbonlahor advised talkSPORT: “Seeing it occur a lot and the way straightforward it’s and the shortage of punishment… I’m siting right here considering, gamers, sports activities stars, individuals basically ought to boycott the app.
“Perhaps that’s what must occur.
“I simply deleted the app off my cellphone, it’s gone, as a result of there must be one thing greater that’s executed. We’re seeing there’s not sufficient punishment.
“It’s one thing that us as people can do to make a change.
“They’re not going to be bothered about me not being on there, but when the massive Premier League and world stars come off Twitter, I’m telling you now they might change their settings.”