Manchester United issue statement about racism targeted towards Paul Pogba


Manchester United issue statement about racism targeted towards Paul Pogba

After Manchester United's 1-1 draw away against Wolves on Monday, where Paul Pogba had his penalty saved by Rui Patricio, plenty of people on Twitter and other social media decided to blame the Frenchman and send plenty of racist comments towards him.


However, Manchester United have since then responded through a statement.


The statement read "Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it."


"Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative."


Through the statement, the club also said that it intends to "identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us." Manchester United also encouraged social media companies to do the same.


Pogba's teammate, Harry Maguire, also voiced his opinion on the matter, saying "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."


This incident comes just a few days after Chelsea's Tammy Abraham endured the same abuse after he missed the decisive penalty in the UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout.