You have to have a thick skin in football, says Scotty.
He calls the racial abuse on social media a ‘disgrace’.
“I just don’t even think about the situation with people having different ethnic backgrounds,” Scott McTominay told the official Manchester United website.
“I just never would say: ‘I’m white, Axel’s [Tuanzebe] black.’ How are we any different? It’s exactly the same. We’ve grown up through the same school together, we’ve played football together for years, so it infuriates me.
“It’s a really touchy subject and it’s something that’s hard to talk about in that respect. But I feel like now we are getting to the awareness which it needs to have, because these are my brothers who I’ve played with for years and years, and to see it happening is a shambles.”
The midfielder adds: “Yeah, criticism is a part of football. It’s no problem. I’ve been criticised a million times before and I’ll be criticised again for sure. That’s not the problem, at all.
“It’s a disgrace and that’s the type of people who are on social media saying the things that they’re saying at this moment in time. Honestly, it makes me feel sick coming in seeing Axel the next day after the game.
“I don’t remember which game it was. But I feel like it’s an absolute shambles and that’s somebody, one of my brothers who I’ve grown up with for a long, long time now, and to see that happen to him is absolutely disgusting.”
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Tuanzebe were all racially attacked by social media users after losses to Arsenal and Sheffield United. It’s unreal to think that in 2021, Red Devils’ ‘fans’ are taking such cheap shots at our own players.
McTominay came through the Academy with Rashy and Tuanzebe – hopefully, there will be more awareness and measures to eliminate this disgusting habit once and for all.