Wolverhampton and Manchester United tied a draw in Monday’s match, but Red Devils fans blamed the French midfielder in dropping two points.
The Premier League Matchday 2 last game ended in a draw, which resulted in racial insults directed at the footballer responsible for missing from the spot-kick.
Paul Pogba had a chance to score after being stopped by the Wolves defender’s foul in the rival’s penalty area but failed to slot in due to Rui Patricio’s wonderful save on the 68th minute. The score remained 1-1, which prevented the Red Devils from joining Liverpool at the top of the table.
Right after the match, Twitter users started posting offensive messages regarding Pogba’s play and skin color, but they were removed from the social media very quickly.
That was not the first case of racism in the new season with Reading’s striker Yakou Meite being insulted after a penalty miss last weekend as well (but his team managed to win against Cardiff City 3-0).
Pogba’s teammate Harry Maguire expressed his utter disgust with the situations by posting a tweet appealing for a verification procedure to be applied to all social media users. Manchester United newcomer believes that using a passport or a driving license to create an account will help to stop such trend and bring to justice those violating anti-discrimination legislation.
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