Ashley Young Speaks Out About Being Racially Abused as a Child

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young has revealed in a recent interview that he endured painful racial abuse on a football pitch when he was just 11 years old. The 26 year old recounted his first experience of racism in the game saying, 'I was 11 years old and I was racially abused on the pitch by another player of the same age. It was obviously disappointing to hear abuse at such a young age. You don't expect to hear it at any age, but when you're a youngster it's even worse.'