Another week, and yet another Premier League footballer has suffered disgusting racist abuse from online trolls.
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham was the subject of racist abuse a few weeks ago after his decisive spot kick in the UEFA Super Cup was saved to confirm Liverpool as winners over in Istanbul.
On Monday, Manchester United‘s Paul Pogba was also abused by so-called fans after his well-struck penalty was saved by Wolves ‘keeper Rui Patricio, a save which ultimately cost United from collecting all three points.
Pogba’s decision to take the Molineux penalty caused a media furore, and when Manchester United were awarded a second-half penalty against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, all eyes were on who would take it.
Marcus Rashford, who scored from the spot in the Premier League opener against Chelsea, was the man to step up, but despite striking the ball well and sending the ‘keeper the wrong way, his powerful effort cannoned off the post and out for goal kick, again, prompting vile racially aggravated comments on twitter.
United would go on to lose the game 2-1 thanks to a last gasp Patrick van Aanholt winner, and speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer condemned the behaviour of so-called supporters.
“It needs to stop. I am lost for words,” Solskjaer said in his post match presser.
“We keep having all these campaigns and people keeping hiding behind fake identities.”