United men’s players Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe — on two separate occasions — Southampton‘s Alexandre Jankewitz and James’ brother Reece, who plays for Chelsea, have all been victims of racist abuse across social media in recent weeks.
James shared a screenshot of abuse she had received on her Instagram story and called on social media platforms to do more.
“Instagram on a reall need to do something about it or they will lose so many individuals on their platform — cause that’s the only way they will actually listen!” James wrote on her Instagram story.
“Some smart person out there got to be coming up with a platform where you have to prove ID to sign up.
“Instagram doesn’t even have a clear ‘Racism’ option in their reporting system. Could even just remove any emojis with racist meanings.
“Too easy for some kid to press a few emojis in order to try & grab some attentions. Too much talk around these days and nothing ever gets done. Usual story.”