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September 30, 2020
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Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba reportedly failed to convert a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. It is alleged that a handful of supporters racially abused the Frenchman.

Manchester United, however, are working on identifying individuals who racially abused Paul Pogba online, due to which the midfielder missed a penalty. 

The midfielder, Pogba won a late penalty which he failed to convert eventually. 

In a statement, United Manchester said, “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.” 

Further they said, “Manchester United has zero-tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative. 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.”

Defender Harry Maguire termed the abuse “disgusting” and tweeted, “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.” 

Forward Marcus Rashford tweeted, “Manchester United is a family, Paul Pogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all.”

Image Credit: CNN International

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