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Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga subjected to vile racist online abuse after missing penalty against Middlesbrough

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Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga was subjected to online racist abuse after the FA Cup penalty shootout loss to Middlesbrough on Friday.

The 19-year-old struck his spot kick over the bar as Championship side Boro stunned the Red Devils to win 8-7 on penalties and progress through to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.

Elanga has been subjected to horrific online abuse

Elanga has been subjected to horrific online abuse credit: Getty Images – Getty

After the game, a spokesperson for Meta, the company which owns Instagram, confirmed it had removed a number of comments on Elanga’s page.

As reported by Sky Sports, Meta also revealed that an investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas screenshotted some of the racist abuse which had been posted on social media.

And he added: “Sooo easy to predict…”

Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed a penalty himself during the 90 minutes, was one of the players who led the support for the teenager.

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