Maguire wants social media verification after racial abuse of Pogba

Twitter's racist hattrick: Pogba penalty miss sparks social media abuse

Twitter's racist hattrick: Pogba penalty miss sparks social media abuse

"This is why we maintain a dialogue with both the Professional Footballers' Association and Kick It Out and are committed to working together to address abusive online and racist behavior across the industry".

Twitter has since released a statement which stated: "We're fully aware of and share the concerns surrounding online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the United Kingdom over recent days".

The incidents prompted Phil Neville, the manager of the England women's team, to call earlier this week for a general boycott of social media saying that Twitter and Instagram "won't do anything about it" unless the sport takes "drastic action".

"Six months - let's come off social media".

A spokesman said: "Twitter Rules strongly prohibit users from promoting violence against, threatening or harassing people on the basis of race, ethnicity or other protected groups".

Twitter said it "permanently suspended a series of accounts" for sending racist abuse to players.

The French worldwide star, who has never totally settled at United, had a second-half spotkick saved during United's 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday.

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England forward Raheem Sterling has previously revealed that he spent too long poring over comments on social media while at both Manchester City and previous employers Liverpool.

The abuse has been widely condemned by fellow players including Pogba's teammates Rashford and Harry Maguire, with Manchester United calling the abuse "disgusting".

Representatives from Twitter are set to meet with Manchester United within the next several weeks to discuss how to better police racist behaviour on the platform following a number of tweets aimed at Paul Pogba.

United said they were "disgusted" by the abuse and "utterly condemn" it.

Pogba's treatment prompted a rapid response from his club, which issued a strong statement on Tuesday morning to condemn the abuse and urge social media companies "to take action". @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. "Let's see the effect that it has on these social media companies, whether they're really going to do something about it".

"We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us".

"And at times, you feel as if you're making inroads, and then you get probably a massive reminder that actually we're probably not".

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