first_img Reuters LondonAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 21, 2019 22:55 IST Paul Pogba was abused online after missing a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwitter representatives will meet Man United after their player Paul Pogba faced racial abuse onlinePogba was a target of online abuse after missing a penalty on MondayThe abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team matesTwitter representatives will meet Manchester United and British anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out after the club’s midfielder Paul Pogba became the latest player to be subjected to online racist abuse, the social media company said on Wednesday.France international Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard last week urged social media companies to take action after 21-year-old striker Tammy Abraham was targeted after the team’s UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool.”We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users,” Twitter said in a statement.”Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.””Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK.”The abuse suffered by Pogba was condemned by his team mates including Harry Maguire who urged social media companies to verify user accounts to prevent anonymous abuse of players.England women’s coach Phil Neville, a former United player, urged the soccer community to boycott social media for six months to send a message.A study released by Kick It Out said it received 159 reports of discrimination via social media in the English professional game last season.advertisementAlso Read | You attack him you attack us all: Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul PogbaAlso Read | Come off social media: Phil Neville’s advice to football community to combat racial abuseAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Paul PogbaFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier league Twitter to meet Manchester United over Paul Pogba racist abuseFrance international Paul Pogba was a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.advertisement Nextlast_img read more