Online racist abuse out of control, says anti-bullying charityon April 13, 2021 at 1:13 pm

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Online racist abuse is “spiralling out of control”, a leading anti-cyberbullying charity says after more footballers are targeted.

Paul Pogba in a 'United Against Racism' t-shirt

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has given control of his Twitter account to Cybersmile to raise awareness of the impact of abuse.

The charity shared an interview with Ian Wright where the ex-England striker described the racist abuse and death threats he has been sent online.

Some Premier League bosses have called for a sport-wide social media boycott.

“Racial hatred online is spiralling out of control. It’s a weekly, and even daily, occurrence now” the charity wrote on Henderson’s Twitter account.external-link

“We need to remember that there are real people with real feelings behind social media accounts.

“We are people not profiles.”

Championship sides Swansea and Birmingham, and Scottish champions Rangers, are taking part in a week-long boycott of social platforms.

Tottenham said they would hold a review into “the most effective action moving forward” with social media after forward Son Heung-min was abused at the weekend.

Instagram said in a statement that the abuse was “abhorrent” and it had removed a number of comments from Son’s Instagram account.

Football chiefs wrote to Facebook and Twitter in February to underline changes they want to see.

- Advertisement -




Covid-antibody therapy approved in UKon August 20, 2021 at 10:48 am

Antibody therapy - given to former US President Donald Trump - can now be used in the UK.image sourceGetty ImagesA new Covid treatment -...

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III: Dillian Whyte and David Price worry for ‘narcissistic’ Bronze Bomberon October 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Dillian Whyte and David Price tell the BBC Radio 5 Live Boxing podcast why Deontay Wilder's ego might be his biggest issue against Tyson...

Covid: Children missing school to protect family holidayson July 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

One mum says "it's something we've got to do" because her children are looking forward to a holiday.

Men’s Business Casual Dress

Men's Business Casual DressBusiness casual dress codes have come a long way since its introduction to the Western culture in the early nineteenth...

Cricket beneath the domeon May 16, 2021 at 11:13 pm

Is a bio-dome the saviour of summer cricket? BBC Sport imagines a new world of indoor cricket - and how players and fans might...