Many "closeted" Islamophobe around here. I had suspected it but Stupid me, it took me that long to make the full connection . All the hate towards him has never made sense. Just "fans' and pundits like Souness, hiding their true feelings(islamophobia).
I'm probably one of Pogba's earliest and biggest critics on this forum. There are so many reasons Pogba can be critiqued and I've made every one. But I've yet to ever see Pogba's religion negatively implied on this forum, only ever comes up as a factual or positive reference. I’d be all over it if it was ever even vaguely Islamaphobic.This is not a HATE-FREE Zone. For example there are Trump supporters around here (Mr Muslim ban himself - ). There are plenty of Manchester United fans that support Trump around here.
We can still pretend that it is all about his performances.That there is nothing deeper than that. Sure. Cheers.
I don't know if some of the negativity towards him is because he is black, but nowadays, I'd guess close to 50% of first team squad is black or non-white. So I also dont think this is an issue, else other black players would also be targeted. This is where allegations against Souness or Neville fall flat as stupid.
Pogba is criticised by a wide range of people for 3 key reasons:
1) Wildly inconsistent so hasn’t delivered against the hype, his transfer fee or previous form at Juve.
2) Regularly phones in with half assed performances. Lacks concentration and can be a defensive liability.
3) Disloyal and lacks commitment to the club. ie: constant flirting with Madrid, and regular shit talk from his agent and brother.
That's not to say Islamaphobia isn't a real thing: its massive in Western Europe. But I've never seen Manchester United fans use that as a reason to poke Pogba.
Basically, in my opinion, you're talking a load of crap.