Marcus Rashford responds after being pictured with disgraced rapper Wiley 3 months ago

Marcus Rashford responds after being pictured with disgraced rapper Wiley

"I do not and will not condone discriminative language or behaviour of any kind aimed at the Jewish community"

Marcus Rashford has issued a response after he was pictured with disgraced rapper Wiley in Dubai.

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The Manchester United forward is holidaying in Dubai during the Premier League's winter break, and attended a Wiley concert at the Club Blu Dubia on Sunday.

Posting on Instagram after the show, Wiley wrote: "Big up whoever got me that booking in Dubai. I just wanna say thank you because man never had no bookings."

He also thanked Rashford and his United teammate Jesse Lingard for coming along, saying: "Thank you @officialdjironik for getting me a booking and big up these dons."

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Wiley made headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2020 after an anti-Semitic rant on Twitter, in which he accused Jewish people of being "racists" and "cowards", also calling on black people to go to "war" with Jewish people.

He was subsequently banned from four social media platforms and dropped by his record label and manager.

Since a photo of Rashford and Lingard posing with Wiley circulated on social media, the former has responded to the Jewish Chronicle's reporting of the night, explaining that he "will not condone discriminative language or behaviour of any kind aimed at the Jewish community."

The England international said: "This picture has been brought to my attention which I understand now, given context, could easily be misconstrued. I would like to reinforce that I do not and will not condone discriminative language or behaviour of any kind aimed at the Jewish community or any other community."

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In a second tweet, he added: "I truly believe that tackling antisemitism in and outside of the game requires a greater level of attention and should very much form part of the game’s anti-racism stance."

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On Monday, Rashford posted a photo of himself doing solo training in Dubai with the caption: "No days off."