Two teenagers bullied a boy and recorded a video which went viral, Manchester United players Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard chose to spoke out in support of the autistic boy.
The boy was racially abused in the disturbing clip where a slaps the victim and forced him to kiss his female friend and his shoes while others 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.”