Man Utd describe the racial abuse on Pogba as ‘disgusting’

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Manchester United Midfielder, Paul Pogba

Manchester United have condemned the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba on social media after the club’s draw with Wolves.

Pogba was targeted after failing to score a penalty in the 1-1 draw at Molineux on Monday.

United has said they will take the “strongest course of action” against any person found guilty of racial abuse and discrimination.

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

Pogba is the latest player in English football to suffer racial abuse on social media after a match.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham vowed to “silence the haters” after being targeted online after missing a penalty against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup final.

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

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out said the number of players targeted in recent days highlighted the need for further action.

Meanwhile, Talk of Naija previously reported that football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out is set to partner with Social Media giant Twitter to fight the rapid increase of racism online