Arsenal legend Henry to go away social media; highlights lack of motion on racism, bullying


Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has introduced that he’ll not be utilizing social media till the platforms do extra to sort out racism and bullying on-line.

Footballers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe (twice) and Lauren James in addition to West Bromwich Albion‘s Romaine Sawyers, Chelsea‘s Reece James and Southampton‘s Alex Jankewitz have all been subjected to racist abuse on-line over the previous couple of months.

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In an announcement on his social media platforms, Henry wrote: “Hello Guys. From tomorrow morning I will likely be eradicating myself from social media till the folks in energy are in a position to regulate their platforms with the identical vigour and ferocity that they presently do once you infringe copyright.

“The sheer quantity of racism, bullying and ensuing psychological torture to people is just too poisonous to disregard. There HAS to be some accountability.

“It’s far too simple to create an account, use it to bully and harass with out consequence and nonetheless stay nameless.

“Till this adjustments, I will likely be disabling my accounts throughout all social platforms. I am hoping this occurs quickly.”

The English Soccer Affiliation (FA) has additionally referred to as on social media corporations to introduce identification for accounts on their platforms after a rise in on-line abuse aimed toward footballers.

Premier League referee Mike Dean additionally lately obtained loss of life threats on social media.

Final month, Henry stepped down as coach of Main League Soccer facet CF Montreal, citing household causes.



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