Pogba posts emotional photo, message after racist abuse

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Paul Pogba is again speaking out against racism, again, after racists, again, took shots at him and his black Manchester United teammates.

United dominated Crystal Palace on Saturday but lost 2-1, with Marcus Rashford smashing the post with a penalty kick. Pogba missed a penalty kick in the draw against Wolves on Monday and gave away the ball in the run-up to Palace’s winner.

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Pogba took to Twitter on Sunday to display a photo with his infant child next to portraits of his father and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

“My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football. Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me strong and motivate me to fight for the next generation.”

This isn’t any type of brave take, but the sort of reprehensible voices that take to criticizing players by resorting to racial abuse are among the worst brand of cowards. Hot bet says the abuse wasn’t attached to someone’s actual identity or was attached to a burner account.

Be kind today.