Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry stated that he will stop using his social media due to the level of racist abuse football stars receive from football fans.
Several premier league players, Wilfred Zaha, James Reece, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have been abused racially on social media in the last few month.
Social media companies have been implored to take strong measures in order to stop people who hide behind anonymous account to send abuse.
Henry has now stated that he will be deactivating his social media account until something is done to stop abuse.
“Hi Guys. From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright,”
Henry wrote in his message on Twitter and Instagram. “The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. There HAS to be some accountability.
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harrass without consequence and still remain anonymous.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”