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Paul Pogba: Manchester United 'disgusted' by racist abuse aimed at midfielder following Wolves penalty miss

The Frenchman missed a penalty as United drew at Molineux and was subjected to racial slurs on social media following the game

Ben Burrows
Tuesday 20 August 2019 10:12 BST
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Man United penalty confusion after draw at Wolves

Manchester United are “disgusted” at the racist abuse aimed at Paul Pogba following the Premier League match with Wolves on Monday night.

The French international missed a penalty as United drew at Molineux and was subjected to racial slurs on social media following the game.

United say they “utterly condemn” the behaviour and have called on social media companies to “take action”.

“Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it,” a club statement read.

“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.”

Twitter’s policy suggests they “take action against behaviour that targets individuals with hateful conduct”.

It’s the third time in a week a player has been targeted with racial abuse on the platform following penalty misses.

Tammy Abraham was subjected to taunts after his missed spot kick in Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool while Reading striker Yakou Meite suffered similar abuse on Sunday.

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