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Twitter set to meet with Manchester United after Pogba racial abuse

Twitter set to meet with Manchester United after Paul Pogba racial abuse

Paul Pogba was the subject of plenty of racial abuse from multiple users on Monday, resulting in the popular social media platform to set up a meeting with Manchester United.

Representatives of Twitter and Manchester United are set to meet in the coming weeks in order to talk about how to monitor such behaviour in a better manner, after there were numerous racist messages sent to Paul Pogba on Monday.

Pogba had his penalty saved by Rui Patricio in Manchester United's 1-1 draw away against Wolves on Monday, resulting in his side dropping points after a very good performance at the Molineux.

Many thought that Marcus Rashford should have taken the penalty, but some went too far and simply abused Pogba just because of his race.

Manchester United quickly went ahead and responded to the comments, claiming that there is no place for racism and discrimination in football and towards anyone affiliated with the club, whilst also calling for social media sites to take the necessary measures to remove such users.

A Twitter spokesman responded and said "Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK."

He also added that "Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it."

Plenty of teammates have gone ahead and backed Pogba, with Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford in particular standing up for their fellow teammate.


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