Paul Pogba targeted by racial abuse online after Wolves
Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has been the target of racial abuse on social media since the Wolves match on Monday night.
Pogba missed a second-half penalty for Man United in the 1-1 draw.
Man United have posted a strong defence of Pogba in reaction to the hate that he’s been receiving:
Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it.
The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also.
We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us. We also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases.
Statement from Manchester United about the racist abuse Paul Pogba suffered on social media. pic.twitter.com/qohxQ9bAdl
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 20, 2019
Harry Maguire calls for passport or driving licence social media verification
A couple of Man United players have also expressed their support for Pogba on social media.
Centre-half Harry Maguire offered his thoughts on a possible solution to the racial abuse problem on social media:
Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence.
Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people.
Could the social media platforms really demand such sensitive private data from their users?
Would people be willing to give up that data to companies like Instagram (owned by Facebook) and Twitter?
Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it… Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people. @Twitter @instagram https://t.co/bzow073aTw
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 20, 2019
Marcus Rashford on Pogba abuse
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) August 20, 2019
— Kick It Out (@kickitout) August 20, 2019