The story didn't even make the front page of the BBC sport site. But when a 13 year old called Rashford a "black ba****d" it was on the front page of the national news. My problem is that we treat actions very differently depending on the supposed victim. Rashford said 'it's the worst of humanity' when fellow footballers received anonymous, rude message. I don't think he's made a comment yet on this professional footballer calling someone a fa**ot while wearing his club's kit and on the pitch.It wasn't glossed over. It was reported all over the place and he was given a red card. He was wrong to say it and has been punished. What's your problem?
The double standards. That's my problem. We ask ourselves 'who is the victim and what do they look like?' before we judge the behaviour. It's identity politics and it's been slowly ruining political discourse for a good couple of decades.