Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has announced he will be disabling his social media accounts until some racist social users are held accountable for their posts.

Henry said this on Twitter on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media.

Henry said social media platforms are not holding their users accountable for their racist attack on people. He also added that he will return to the platforms when such people have been held accountable.

Henry wrote: “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.

“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.”

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