Pogba ups battle against racist yobs
PAUL Pogba has launched his own antiracism wristband after recent incidents involving footballers including himself, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Kalidou Koulibaly and Antonio Rudiger.
In August, Pogba vowed to take a stand against racism for the next generation after being targeted online following a missed penalty against Watford and he launched his wristbands on his Instagram page on Christmas Day with a family photograph.
The midfielder asked all the United players to wear the ‘no to racism’ and ‘we are one’ bracelets during the warm-up ahead of the 4-1 win against Newcastle.
“It was my idea to do it,” Pogba said. “I’ve been thinking about doing this but I don’t want to go through the UEFA or the FIFA. I done it myself. I think we have the chance to have this power to show things in football, on TV.
“People see it so I think that will make people understand some things. I think it’s ignorance.
“A lot of players in a lot of leagues not only in Premier League, in Italy, Spain, everywhere - and we keep hearing this. I don’t want to do president, I don’t want to do a politic guy.
“We are just football players, we want to enjoy that. The fans needs to enjoy coming and seeing some nice football and that’s it. So, this is to show that we’re against that [racism].
“I know that it will make people talk. Fred, Andreas (Pereira), I mean everyone, we are against that. We are just for football, enjoying football. We do what we love. We give joy to the fans, to everyone.”