Pogba: We cannot tolerate racism anymore

Monday 12 July 2021 20:55

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has posted a defiant statement of support for Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, stating “we cannot tolerate or stand for racism anymore”.

The three England internationals were subjected to vile abuse on social media in the wake of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy, after missing penalties in a dramatic shootout at Wembley.

United moved quickly to condemn the disgraceful messages and urged supporters to utilise our See Red campaign, which allows fans to quickly report any acts of abuse or discrimination online

As we have seen since Sunday night, the football world is together in supporting three young England internationals who dared to be great, by stepping up for their country when it mattered.
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Pogba has often spoken out against racism throughout his career and the Frenchman has now added his name to the list of players who are backing the three lions, with a strong post on Instagram.

Starting his message by tagging Rashford, Sancho and Saka directly, Pogba wrote: “I am PROUD OF YOU. You win some, you lose some. You took the courage to take the penalties and you showed your worth to help your country reach the final. 

“We cannot tolerate or stand for racism anymore and we will never stop combatting it. You boys should hold your heads high and be proud of your confidence. You are examples of this beautiful game. Never forget that. Be proud of yourselves, the World of football is proud of you!”
Earlier in the day, Scott McTominay also posted an emotive message to his followers, condemning the racist abuse that has been disgracefully aimed at Rashford, Sancho and Saka.

“What I am reading this afternoon is absolutely horrendous,” wrote the Scotland international on Instagram. “Something seriously needs to be done about this because, for the amount we speak about people and footballers being racially abused, it keeps happening time and time again. Keep your head up.”

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