Paul Pogba missed a penalty during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw away at Wolverhampton Wanderers and the aftermath of the game saw him suffer racist abuse on Twitter.
Marcus Rashford who also missed a penalty in Manchester United’s 1-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace also suffered the same fate on the same social media App, Twitter.
As a result of the abuses, a lot of people have called on handlers of social media applications to adapt strict measures which will ensure that comments which contain foul language, especially languages of racism will be detected and prevented from being put out.
However, Paul Pogba has broken his silence on the racist abuse he suffered.
The world cup winner labelled racist comments as ignorant comments whiles stressing that such comments only makes him stronger and motivates him to fight for the next generation.
He also paid tribute to his ancestors and parents who suffered in order that his generation be free today.
My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football. Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation. pic.twitter.com/J9IqyWQj4K
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) August 25, 2019