Manchester United midfielder, Fred has reacted to the racist incident that occurred to some United players during their Manchester derby at the Ethad.
Fred condemned the action which he described as a “backward society” after he and some Manchester United players were racially abused during Saturday’s derby.
The Brazilian who was also struck by a lighter thrown from the crowd during the incident noted that it’s a shame this is happening in 2019.
Fred while speaking to ESPN Brazil, said: “Unfortunately, we are still in a backward society. [It is a shame] we still have to live with that in 2019.
“On the field, I didn’t see anything. I saw it only in the locker room afterwards. The guys showed me. He even threw a lighter and it hit me.
“I try not to care about that. I try to look ahead. Unfortunately, this is happening in some stadiums.
“It happened here, it happened in Ukraine with some friends. It’s sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that.”
“We can’t give them any attention because that’s all they want.
Fred who ran out victorious at the Ethad stadium with his United team added by noting that he has the support of his teammates and do he has nothing to think about.
He added: “I spoke to the referee after the match, they will do something about it and that’s all.
“We are all the same regardless of skin color, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it’s all said and done.
“Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like [Jesse] Lingard. I don’t want to think about it. I just want to move on.”