A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their disgust at the racist abuse levelled at Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
Pogba was targeted by online trolls after missing a penalty in United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday night.
There are increasing calls from fans, players and clubs for social media platforms to take action as the disturbing trend continues.
Last week, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham faced abuse after Adrian saved his penalty in the UEFA Super Cup.
The response of many our supporters emphasises that the issue is far more significant than any footballing rivalry.
Expressing your outrage can only increase the pressure for meaningful prohibitive measures.
I stand with @paulpogba and say No to Racism. Please call out any and all racists posts you see on this platform. To be silent is to say you accept it.
— LFC Watch (@Mobyhaque1) August 20, 2019
— Dave (@DaveScouse87) August 19, 2019
Some of the vile racist posts about @tammyabraham and @paulpogba on here are absolutely disgusting. I must have blocked and reported around 20 people since Wednesday. If you're racist scum you don't deserve to be part of any clubs true fanbase #SayNoToRacism
— Khristian 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@khristian2100) August 20, 2019
Fking disgusting. Pogba is a world clsss player and he’s getting racial abuse for just missing one penalty. Even Messi misses penalties. Leave the man alone.
— Veshboy🔴 (@VeshLFC_) August 20, 2019
So following that horrific tweet last night, I looked to see if there were any of my followers who liked that filthy Pogba tweet.
And these were their pathetic replies…
And btw, there are many who follow me, following them. 👎 pic.twitter.com/kbG4vZjU1z
— smtmLFC: Red & Unbearable (@smtm_LFC75) August 20, 2019
“You don’t fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.”
– Bobby Seale.
— Nasir (@NasirLFC) August 20, 2019
As a Liverpool fan, I’m not devastated that Pogba missed a penalty, and Abraham’s missed penalty meant we won the super cup, but I am so angry about the racist abuse they have received for it. You don’t have to like someone to stick up for them – it’s just the right thing to do.
— LFC ❤️ (@LFCposts6) August 20, 2019
I don’t like man united as much as the next one, tbh I can’t really stand Pogba either. But the Racism is way too far!
Too many people hiding behind AVI’S and not been called out for it. It’s a joke. Funny thing is not one of them would say anything to anyone’s face.
— !YNWA – Whitey! (@LfcWhitey) August 20, 2019
What is so sad is that my 17 year old ( we are all LFC fans) said oh no and was upset when the penalty didn’t go in… I said why are you so upset? He said because pogba will now get loads of racial abuse and it really upsets me.i was shocked but proud of my boy
— annef (@anniehlfc) August 20, 2019
I don’t like Pogba and I don’t like Manchester United being a scouser… BUT under NO circumstances in racism acceptable EVER. Utterly vile and twitter and everyone else should be doing more!!! #LFC #MUFC
— Jason Vickers (@JasonVickersss) August 20, 2019