The football community has been struck with racial abuse in the past few weeks directed at players of
Pogba was subjected to racial attacks on Tuesday morning in the wake of Manchester united’s draw against wolves in which the french talisman missed a penalty during their
The frustrated fans resorted to mock the player’s penalty miss by sending racist jibes at Pogba on twitter referring to him as a monkey, ape, chimpanzee coupled with other derogatory racist remarks which the football fraternity and general public did not take well.
Manchester United quickly came out to distance itself from the fans who tweeted the racist remarks in a statement on the clubs website which stated that the individuals who made the racist remarks on social media do not represent the values of the great club and that it was encouraging to see the vast majority of the football club’s fans condemn this.
Pogba’s teammates were quick to offer their teammate support with Marcus Rashford tweeting that United is a family and an attack on Pogba is an attack on all of them. United defender Harry Maguire also chipped in saying that the social media platforms should be wary of the people opening up these accounts and should now be task users to produce a passport or driving license to open up an account so that such individuals can be identified.
The latest news now is that Manchester United is set to hold talks with Twitter to try and identify some of the individuals who racially abused Pogba in order to take further action against them. The club is also working hand in hand with the Police to further curb down on people that practice the vice online.
Twitter is also handling the problem as it’s planning to partner with charity organization ‘KickItOut’ that aims at advocating against racial discrimination in the beautiful game of football.