Man United Request Meeting With Facebook, Twitter Over Racist Abuse Of Players

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Manchester United have reportedly requested to meet with social media giants, Facebook and Twitter, to discuss racist comments received by its players on their platforms.

Marcus Rashford became the second United player within a week to be subjected to racial abuse.

He and Paul Pogba failed to convert penalties in United’s defeat to Crystal Palace and Wolves respectively.

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The Frenchman saw his effort saved by Rui Patrocio last Monday, while Rashford crashed his spot kick against the upright in the game against Palace on Saturday, which United lost 1-2 at Old Trafford.

The two players suffered racial trolls online as a result, prompting the club to take a step further over the incidents.

Twitter has gained a reputation for failing to moderate racist or abusive comments on its platform, while United believe Facebook does not have as big a problem with trolls.

The club, according to The Mirror, contacted Facebook, as well as Twitter last Tuesday as part of their response

United supporters in the J Stand section at Old Trafford held a red, white and black tricolor flag prior to the loss to Palace that read “United against racism”.

Those in the Stretford End chanted “There’s only one Paul Pogba” before and during the game.

The midfielder vowed on Sunday, to fight the scourge for the next generation.

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