Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted with vile racist abuse on social media

Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted with vile racist abuse on social media

Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick has become the latest Premier League star to be targeted with vile racist abuse on social media.

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Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick has become the latest Premier League star to be targeted with vile racist abuse on social media. 

The Republic of Ireland striker, 32, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Chelsea, wrote “2020 and this is life” as he shared a screengrab of a racist message he was sent via Instagram. 

The racist message reads: ‘You f****** dirty n*****. Your n***** life defo doesn’t matter. F*** you ya bold c*** WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU PLAYED MANURE [Manchester United] YOU F****** S*** APE.’

Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted with vile racist abuse on social media

In a statement to Sportsmail on Monday morning, July 13, Sheffield United said it will support striker David McGoldrick after he was racially abused on social media

The statement read: “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.”

South Yorkshire Police said it is in contact with Sheffield United and “will continue to work with the club in relation with this matter.

The incident comes a day after West Midlands Police arrested a 12-year-old boy after racist messages were sent to Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha on social media.

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