Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Manchester City boss Georgia Stanway says she was abused on social media after being sent off during Saturday’s female Superliga draw against Manchester United.

Stanway, 22, was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Leah Galton during the first half of the 2-2 draw, prompting City to end a run of three consecutive league defeats.

The English international posted a message on social media apologizing for the tackle, but said it was unacceptable that she had received abuse.

“I made a mistake and hope everyone can accept my apology, but I should not have to log on to social media and find myself exposed to all kinds of offensive messages,” Stanway wrote.

“Remember, we are all human, and mistakes happen.”

The result left City ninth in the WSL.

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