Anthony Elanga, Manchester United attacker, received racist messages on social networks after missing the decisive penalty who knocked his team out of the FA Cup.
The Swedish winger missed the penalty 7-8 to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round penalty shootoutwhich meant the elimination of the ‘Red Devils’ at the hands of a Second Division.
A spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, said in a statement that they have had to delete several racist messages. appeared in Elanga’s profile.
In addition, Aberdeen striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas posted several screenshots on Twitter of the insults Elanga received, accompanied by the message: “Very easy to predict”.
Manchester United had one of the most difficult nights at Old Trafford, losing from the penalty spot against Middlesbrough, currently in the Championship (second division)after a round that lasted until the sixteenth shot to define the commitment.
With the compass deflected and with many scoring opportunities created by Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, the team was shipwrecked in its attempts to achieve a victory, despite having gone ahead at minute 25 ‘of the commitment with a goal from Jadon Sancho.
The penalty shootout was extended until the second round after all the shots of both teams had been scored, however, those directed by Ralf Rangnick they succumbed after the failure of Elanga, who sent his shot over the goal and ended up being eliminated in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Failure of Manchester United in the FA Cup after being eliminated by Middlesbrough in the penalty shootout
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