Paul Pogba: Manchester United vows to take action after star targeted by racist abuse on social media

(CNN) — Manchester United claims it’s»working to identify» those responsible for its racist abuse directed toward midfielder Paul Pogba on social websites following Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Pogba was targeted after his second penalty kick was saved by liberally goalkeeper Rui Patricio through the Premier League game.
He is the next player, following Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Reading’s Yakou Meite, to be abused on societal media in the past week after failing to score from the penalty spot.
In a statement, United explained that those responsible for the misuse»don’t reflect the values of our great club.»
«Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted from the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba previous night and we completely condemn it,» the club said in a statement.
«The individuals who expressed these views do not reflect the values of the great club and it’s encouraging to observe that the vast majority of our fans condemn this on interpersonal websites too.
«Manchester United has zero tolerance of any kind of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it via our #AllRedAllEqual initiative.
«We will work to identify the couple involved in such events and choose the most powerful path of actions available to us. In addition, we encourage social media companies to take action in such cases.»
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Pogba’s United teammate Harry Maguire submitted a tweet predicting the misuse»disgusting.
«Disgusting. Social networking will need to do a thing about it… Every account that is opened ought to be verified by means of a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to mistreat individuals @Twitter @Instagram.»
United striker Marcus Rashford tweeted:»Enough now, that needs to stop @Twitter. Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a portion of that family. You attack him you strike us all… @ManUtd.
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Kick it Out, a UK-based anti-racism charity,» said the abuse was»unwarranted» and»vile.»
«The latest round of fittings have seen unwarranted and filthy racist abuse delivered to players,» Kick it Out mentioned in a statement.
«This time Reading’s Yakou Meite along with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. Posts such as these since the onset of the season’s amount further highlights discriminatory abuse on the internet is out of control.
«Without immediate as well as the strongest possible actions these cowardly actions will continue to grow.»
According to its records, Kick out it says racist abuse increased last season, with 274 incidents compared to 192 the term.
In a statement delivered to CNN, Twitter stated it strongly condemned the»improper behaviour» of the responsible for the racist abuse and that the social networking company was permanently suspended a set of accounts for violating its conduct policy.
Greater Manchester Police said that it was liaising to offer help to the club and Pogba.

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