Marcus Rashford claims internet made Racism too easy in football and suggests a solution to stop it happening in the future.
Recently, several players have been subject to racism including prominent players like Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in the recent times.
These incidents have been condemned by the fans online, as the football fraternity has been fighting against this social issue since years, yet such events still happen and some try to normalize it.
Marcus Rashford voiced his support, when his Manchester United teammate- Paul Pogba was racially abused online after the latter missed to convert a penalty against Wolves in the second game-week.
In recent advancements, Rashford has spoken against racism and have claimed that due to the advancement of social media, the social media has been able to grow, but the English International has a solution for it.
“For me, it’s too easy to do whatever you like on the internet,” Rashford said ahead of England’s European Qualifier against Bulgaria.
“Any of us now could go on and create accounts and write what we want under anybody’s posts and nobody would ever know.
“The solution is easy to figure out – if you had to show identification to create an account that means everybody can only have one account.
“For me, there’s hundreds of thousands of people that use my name on social media and they can write what they like. But people are speaking out and people are listening so hopefully we can put it right.”
In an attempt to clamp down on the issue, Twitter are proposing to monitor the accounts of 50 black footballers – something Rashford is critical of.
“That doesn’t change anything, the number of accounts out there is ridiculous – a lot of them are not doing it from their own accounts, they are all dummy accounts,” Rashford added.
“To be honest, if it continues people will just start to come off the platforms if it they end up doing more bad than good.”
On the other hand, FIFA has been working to eradicate racism from the game forever but have not been successful so far. Thus, all the concerned authorities will have to take stricter steps.