Soccer Legend Thierry Henry to Quit Social Media Until Companies Deal With Racism and Bullying Online

Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has announced that he will no longer be using social media until the platforms do more to tackle racism and bullying online.

Footballers Marcus RashfordAnthony MartialAxel Tuanzebe (twice) and Lauren James as well as West Bromwich Albion‘s Romaine SawyersChelsea‘s Reece James and Southampton‘s Alex Jankewitz have all been subjected to racist abuse online over the past few months.

In a statement on his social media platforms, 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.

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