Pogba subject of online racist abuse after penalty miss
Pogba subject of online racist abuse after penalty miss
General

Pogba subject of online racist abuse after penalty miss

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba had racist abuse directed to him on social media after his penalty miss against Wolves on Monday reports the BBC.

Pogba becomes the third player in a span of a week that has received racist abuse directed to him after those of Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Reading striker Yakou Meite.

Just as Pogba, Meite called out racist abuse sent via social media after his spot-kick was saved on Sunday with Abraham's abuses coming after his Super Cup final miss against Liverpool.

Condemned

Others fans quickly condemned the tweets containing racist abuse that was sent to Pogba - who won the penalty for United before he then missed - shortly after full-time at Molineux on Monday.

Some tweets were later deleted while several accounts appeared to have been taken down. Twitter's terms and conditions say it "takes action against behaviour that targets individuals with hateful conduct".

In July, anti-racism charity Kick It Out produced a report that showed reports of racist abuse increased by 43% last season, with 274 cases compared with 192 the previous season.

Read More: Full list of 2019 SJAK Award Winners 

 

  • Manchester United - Next Match
  • 20, Oct - 5:30pm
Go to Team Hub