Date published: Monday 13 th July 2020 10: 58
Sheffield United have actually condemned racist abuse which was directed at striker David McGoldrick on social networks.
McGoldrick, who scored two times in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, composed “2020 and this is life” as he shared a screengrab of a message he was sent out in which he was called a “f dirty n ” and informed his life “defo doesn’t matter!”.
A United tweet stated: “As a club we will support David McGoldrick and will do all we can to find the perpetrator of this horrible message.
” We will work with the appropriate authorities to ensure the individual behind this post is taken to court.
” This can not continue. Something requires to alter.”
As a club we will support David McGoldrick and will do all we can to discover the wrongdoer of this horrible message.
We will work with the relevant authorities to make sure the individual behind this post is brought to justice.
This can not continue. Something needs to change. pic.twitter.com/ z94 kfClCCe
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) July 13, 2020
It comes a day after West Midlands Authorities apprehended a 12- year-old young boy in relation to racist abuse sent out to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on social networks.
Zaha, 27, had actually posted screenshots on Twitter from messages sent to his Instagram account ahead of Palace’s Premier League fixture at Aston Rental property on Sunday.
” You much better not score tomorrow you black c ,” one read.
That was followed by a second message reading: “Or I’ll concern your house impersonated a ghost.”
West Midlands Cops said in a statement on Twitter on Sunday afternoon: “We looked out to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after checking out them and carrying out checks, we have actually arrested a kid.
” The 12- year-old from #Solihull has actually been required to custody. Thanks to everybody who raised it. Racism won’t be endured.”
Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson, speaking after his side’s 2-0 loss at Vacation home Park but before news of the arrest, explained it the post as a “afraid, despicable act”.
In a post on Monday, Zaha thanked the cops for taking swift action, but said the case revealed the need for more action to be taken to resolve the problem in society.
” People need to understand that whatever your age, that your behaviour and your words come with consequences and you can not conceal behind social networks,” Zaha composed.
” It is essential social networks platforms do as they did the other day and seek out those people and eliminate them.
” This is not the very first time I have gotten messages like this, nor am I the only player to get messages like this– it takes place every day. I wish to thank everybody for the love and support however adequate is enough!
” It is not enough to be disgusted by these messages and carry on. It suffices to simply state #notoracism. We need action, we need education, we need to change.”