Axel Tuanzebe suffers racist abuse again after Man Utd draw with Everton

Axel Tuanzebe was again subjected to vile racist abuse after Manchester United conceded a last-gasp equaliser against Everton.

The United defender received more appalling abuse on social media after he was at fault for the free-kick from which Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured a point for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

It comes just 10 days after he and team-mate Anthony Martial were the targets of racist comments following the Red Devils’ shock defeat to Sheffield United.

Tuanzebe was targeted again after he was brought on as a substitute three minutes into injury time on Saturday, with Calvert-Lewin scoring following the free-kick two minutes later.

United released a statement condemning the abuse received by Tuanzebe and Martial following the defeat to the Blades last week.

Axel Tuanzebe received racist abuse on Instagram following United’s draw with Everton

The club called on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to do more to identify the perpetrators, so they can be held to account.

The statement read: “Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game.

“We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.

“Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our All Red All Equal initiative.

Tuanzebe and team-mates dejected after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s last-gasp equaliser

The vile abuse came just 10 days after he was also targeted following the defeat to Sheffield United
The vile abuse came just 10 days after he was also targeted following the defeat to Sheffield United

“Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour.”

United took a 2-0 lead in the first half against Everton through goals from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes.

But Abdoulaye Doucoure tapped home after De Gea pushed out a cross at the start of the second half, before James Rodriguez equalised shortly after.

Scott McTominay put the hosts back in front, but Calvert-Lewin levelled the scores with almost the last kick of the game.

The result meant United failed to go level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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