Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder condemns abuse of David McGoldrick and says social media troll deserves

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has condemned the vile racist abuse directed at David McGoldrick at the weekend. The 32-year-old, who netted his first and second Premier League goals of the season in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, wrote  ‘2020 and this is life’ as he shared a message in which he was was called a ‘f****** dirty n*****’ by a troll Getty Images McGoldrick received vile racist abuse following his brace against Chelsea Wilder, who has worked miracles at Bramall Lane, has condemned the abuse to McGoldrick Speaking for the first time since the incident at his pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday’s Premier League game at Leicester, Wilder called for the ‘severest of punishment’ to be handed out to perpetrators. “It is concerning. It’s incredible that these things are still happening,” said Wilder. “We’ve all had abuse to some degree in the business we work in but it doesn’t make it right, it’s ridiculous. “Nobody has the right to abuse anybody in any way, shape or form and it needs to be dealt with properly and the severest of punishment needs to be handed out so we can try to eradicate all this. AFP Zaha, the Crystal Palace winger, woke up to racial abuse on Sunday morning “I’m a believer in education but there has to be a price to pay for the people who think they can do this. Maybe it’s a bit extreme what I’d like to happen, and I’ll leave those opinions to myself but hopefully the authorities can take it forward and deal with it.” The abuse aimed at McGoldrick came a day after West Midlands Police arrested a 12-year-old boy in relation to racist abuse sent to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on social media. Zaha, 27, had posted screenshots on Twitter from messages sent to his Instagram account ahead of Palace’s Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Sunday. “You better not score tomorrow you black c***,” one read. TEAMMATES Giroud reveals funny origins of ‘writing’ celebration after goal against Norwich NEWS Chelsea vs Norwich commentary, Wigan smash Hull by eight, Mourinho blast race is on Champions League permutations: What do Chelsea, Man United and Leicester need? MUCH-NEEDED Giroud goal keeps Chelsea in top-four driving seat as Blues beat Norwich NEAR Leeds’ promotion hopes boosted again as West Brom and Fulham play out goalless draw NEWBIE Hakim Ziyech attends Chelsea vs Norwich to cheer on new teammates at Stamford Bridge BLOW Leeds boss Bielsa reveals Phillips could miss rest of season in blow to promotion bid don’t miss Chelsea vs Norwich live: Confirmed teams and talkSPORT coverage of key PL tie TIGERS MAULED Wigan put eight past Hull to record biggest win in club’s history priority Trevor Sinclair reveals why Man City should go all out to sign Kane from Spurs Wilder insists that social media platforms should be more accountable for the content that is posted on their sites. He said: “I’ve always said regarding social media that I’m not the biggest fan of it but I understand the importance of it. “But more has to be done by the people who power these media outlets to work in conjunction with the police and authorities to do something about these people who feel they have the power to go online and abuse people. James McClean explains social media post and asks ‘where’s my support?’ after being abused for last nine years “People cant stay silent and I’m not surprised David and Wilf have flagged it up and they have been very brave in what they are doing and they should have every bit of support. “Knowing what David is like as a player and person I know he’ll be deeply disappointed and he has mine and the players and the football club’s full support. “He is a great guy and a fabulous footballer and most importantly a great human being to work with.”,
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