Manchester United have expressed their outrage at racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba on Twitter after he missed a penalty in last night's 1-1 draw at Wolves.
The French World Cup winner had his effort saved by Rui Patricio in the second half of yesterday's Premier League game at Molinuex.
Pogba is the third footballer to be at the receiving end of racial abuse in seven days.
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Reading's Yakou Meite have also been the targets of hateful trolls.
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) August 20, 2019
A club statement said: “Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it. 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.”
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. @Twitter @instagram https://t.co/bzow073aTw
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 20, 2019
Some of Pogba's teammates have expressed their support for the World Cup winner on social media, with recent addition Harry Maguire stating "Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people".
Twitter's terms and conditions say it "takes action against behaviour that targets individuals with hateful conduct".