It’s 2019 and some people think a missed penalty warrants racist abuse on social media. Most probably under an anonymity because that way they feel free of any responsibility, but we must find a way to tackle online hate of this nature.
Harry Maguire has responded to the abuse in defence of his team-mate. The England international recently joined Manchester United from Leicester City, and has described the abuse aimed at Paul Pogba as ‘disgusting’.
The centre-back adds a solution to help stop idiots on Twitter from directing racist abuse at fellow users.
Maguire states that every user should be verified by a passport or driving licence. That way, most trolls will think twice before they post anything deemed offensive online.
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 https://t.co/bzow073aTw
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 20, 2019