Pogba receives massive support after racial abuse


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has received worldwide support from fans after suffering racial abuse since missing a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

United got a good chance to bag three points at Molineux Stadium to go top of the table but blew it out when Pogba’s powerful spot-kick was saved by Wolves keeper, Rui Patricio, who guessed the right way and kept the ball out to preserve the 1-1 draw.

And a section of fans who were disgusted with the penalty loss took it to social media to racially profile the Frenchman.

Manchester United had come out to express their disgust with the racial abuse aimed at the 26-year-old midfielder.

“Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it,” United said in an official statement.

“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.

“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.”


Fans have also joined the campaign against the online racial bullies in a trending hashtag #istandwithpogba 

Pogba is the latest player in English football to suffer racial abuse on social media after a match. Last week, Chelsea’s young striker Tammy Abraham suffered the same after missing a penalty against Liverpool in the Super Cup final in Istanbul.

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Reading midfielder Yakou Meite was also subjected to racial abuse after a 3-0 win over Cardiff in the Championship.

Cases of racial abuse have been rampant in football lately and action needs to be taken before this stain completely destroys the sport.

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