Maguire & Rashford demand Twitter and Insta act now after racists target Pogba


HARRY MAGUIRE and Marcus Rashford have blasted Twitter and Instagram for failing to stop racist abuse on their platforms after Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba became the latest targeted  The French midfielder suffered sick abuse and death threats on social media after missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolves  It is the third time this season a footballer has been racially abused online, and United stars Maguire and Rashford say it is time Twitter and Instagram took responsibility  Maguire tweeted: “Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it.  “Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence  “Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people. @Twitter @instagram”  Striker Rashford added: “Enough now, this needs to stop @Twitter  “Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him, you attack us all @manutd ”  United say they are working hard to identify who was behind the latest incident of vile abuse online  A statement said: “The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also  “Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative  “We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us We also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases.”  It was the fourth spot-kick the £89m man has missed in the past year and straight away he was subjected to a tirade of sick posts on Twitter  One post read: “Pogba you f****** n*****.” Another wrote: “Pogba is a dirty n***** ”  One disgusting jibe threatened to “kill that b****** f****** gorilla.”  SunSport saw dozens of similar Tweets in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw  It marks the third time in the last week that a footballer has been been racially abused on social media  Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham was the subject of sick posts after missing the final penalty against Liverpool in Wednesday’s Super Cup in Istanbul  And Reading midfielder Yakou Meite exposed an online troll who branded him a “f****** monkey” after his side’s 3-0 win over Cardiff on Sunday     United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quick to defend Pogba for his role in the penalty incident, which saw him pull rank over Rashford to take the spot-kick  The Norwegian said: “The two of them are penalty takers and it’s up to them to say, ‘This is mine’ It won’t change.  “When there are two names there, it’s the one who’s the most confident and Paul has scored so many before — so absolutely no problem ”

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