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Man Utd Stars Rally Behind Pogba After Racial Abuse

Manchester United players have rallied together in support of teammate Paul Pogba after the French star was racially abused on social media.

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On Monday, United played out a 1-1 Premier League draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which saw them drop points for the first time this season.

Pogba had the opportunity to claim all three points for his team after the Red Devils were awarded a penalty, but saw his spot-kick was saved by Rui Patricio. His failure to convert from the spot drew the ire of a section of supporters who aimed vile racial abuse at him after the match. 

United have since released a statement condemning the actions of those individuals, and some of the 2018 Fifa World Cup winner's club teammates have also thrown their support behind the 26-year-old and called upon social media platforms to do more to stop online racism. 

New Red Devils signing Harry Maguire delivered a strong message, calling for Twitter and Instagram to implement identity verification in order to stop "trolls" from hiding behind faceless accounts.

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"Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it. Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people," Maguire tweeted. 

England internationals Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling were also among those who offered their support to the former Juventus star, with the former calling for the attacks to end.

"Enough now, this needs to stop, Twitter. Manchester United is a family. Paul Pogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him, you attack us all," Rashford wrote on Twitter.

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Pogba has scored 31 goals in 144 appearances for United, and recorded two assists in the club's win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

What do you think needs to be done to eradicate racism from the beautiful game? Have your say in the comments section below.



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