Manchester United have said they are ‘disgusted’ with the racist abuse sent to Paul Pogba after Monday’s night’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw after Pogba missed a late penalty, which was seemed to be reason for a spike in racist abuse sent to the Manchester United midfielder.
United issued a statement saying:
“Everyone at Manchester is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it. 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.”
Pogba is the latest player to suffer racist abuse after missing a penalty, as Britain and the rest of the world continues its fetid descent into an unforgivable pit.
Anti-racist campaigning group Kick It Out said on Tuesday:
“The latest round of fixtures have again seen unwarranted and vile racist abuse sent to players. This time, Reading’s Yakou Méïté and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. The number of posts such as these since the start of the season further highlights how discriminatory abuse online is out of control.
“Without immediate and the strongest possible action these cowardly acts will continue to grow. As always, we have contacted the respective clubs to offer support to those affected.”
Pogba’s teammates Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford also spoke out against the abuse.