David McGoldrick: Sheffield United Investigating After Striker is Racially Abused

David McGoldrick

Sheffield United have launched an investigation after striker David McGoldrick was racially abused on social media. The message came after 32-year-old scored his first Premier League goals in the 3-0 win over Chelsea.

Sheffield United Launch Investigation After David McGoldrick is Racially Abused


Sheffield United’s Statement

In a statement on their official Twitter account, Sheffield United said: “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.”

McGoldrick posted a screenshot of the message, received on Instagram, onto his Instagram story with the caption “2020 and this is life”.

It followed the game in which he scored his first goals of the season against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, and his first in the Premier League.

The abuse came on the same day that Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha received a racist message on the same platform.

West Midlands Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy in relation to those messages.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account, following Palace’s defeat at Aston Villa, Zaha said: “I would like to thank West Midlands Police for their swift action is making an arrest.

“People need to understand that whatever your age, that your behaviour and your words come with consequences and they cannot hide behind social media.”


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