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Sheffield United to support David McGoldrick as he reveals racial abuse on Instagram after scoring twice against Chelsea


July. 13, 2020

Sheffield United have condemned the ‘disgusting’ racial abuse David McGoldrick received on Instagram.
The 32-year-old revealed the racist comments after scoring his first Premier League goals in a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday .
A Sheffield United statement declared: “As a club we will support David McGoldrick and will do all we can to find the perpetrator of this disgusting message.
“We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the person behind this post is brought to justice.
“This cannot continue. Something needs to change.”
*WARNING – the tweet below contains offensive language*
McGoldrick, who netted a brace against Chelsea to keep Sheffield United’s European hopes alive, is the latest Premier League star to be racially targeted.
A 12-year-old boy was arrested by West Midlands Police for sending horrific racial abuse to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha .
The winger published screenshots of the messages, which included one calling him a ‘black c***’, on the morning of his side’s 2-0 defeat by Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Premier League condemned the discriminatory abuse.
It said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the Premier League stands alongside @wilfriedzaha in opposing this, and discrimination in any form.
“There is #NoRoomForRacism, anywhere.
“We will continue to support players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.
“Through our dedicated reporting system we can take immediate action on cases like this.”
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