In support of an autistic boy, that was bullied in a viral video by two teenagers, Manchester United players Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard decided to take to social media to condemn the bullies.
In the controversial video, one boy slaps the victim and forces him to kiss the shoes of his and his female friend. Other children can be heard laughing off-camera.
Rashford tweeted: “This is Kieran, a lovely young autistic boy. I have no words to explain for the other 2 in the video. The video is speaking for itself. Kieran, I got you my guy, always. I appreciate the love you always give me, and support. Keep your head high. Love, your friend, MR.”
Lingard has sent him a direct message saying: “Don’t let anyone affect you. Dream big.”
The boy was racially abused too.