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David McGoldrick Spoke Brilliantly About Hypocrisy Of Football's Reaction To Super League

David McGoldrick Spoke Brilliantly About Hypocrisy Of Football's Reaction To Super League

Anyone who has played alongside David McGoldrick will tell you what an impressive character he is.

Everyone in the Ireland camp raved about his attitude during his time in international football, while he has also been handed the captain's armband at Sheffield United on a number of occasions this season.

He also speaks brilliantly off the pitch, something he did after Saturday's game against Brighton.

McGoldrick would score the only goal of the contest, handing Sheffield United only their fifth victory this season.

He spoke to Sky Sports after the game, with the subject of the upcoming social media boycott by Premier League clubs raised.

All teams in the division are set to not use their accounts on the platforms for a period next weekend in protest to the racial abuse suffered by players online.

It is a subject David McGoldrick knows plenty about, having been targeted with such abuse himself in the past. He welcomed the move by Premier League clubs, but also questioned why the effort put into stopping attempts to stop The Super League proposals could not be replicated in the fight against racism.

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It's about time. What's gone on on social media, it happened to me last season and happened to many players this year, I think something needs to happen.

It's too easy to get racially abused on there. A young lad on my team Rhian (Brewster) got done, we don't want to see that, we don't need it in the game.

When The Super League got announced it got cut off in 24 or 48 hours because of the response. Why is racism on the back foot? Racism is bigger than The Super League in my eyes.

I think definitely something should be done and we should all stick to it...

I think there needs to be some sort of regulation where you need to show an ID. It's too easy to make a fake account.

A lot of these racist comments are just fake accounts. It affects people.

You should have to show some sort of ID, a driving licence or passport, because it's too easy to set up a fake account these day.

That has got to done, because if it's not it's going to be the same in a years time. We've got to put our foot down and something has got happen because it's 2021 and we're still getting racially abused online.

Well said.

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