Thierry Henry Quits Social Media

French legend Thierry Henry has decided to step down from all social media platforms after  being  abused.

The former Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls striker wrote on his social media accounts: “From tomorrow (Saturday) 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…

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…. pic.twitter.com/gXSObqo4xg

— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) March 26, 2021

Henry added that, “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 harass without any consequence and still remain anonymous. Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”

Manchester United footballers  Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe (twice) and Lauren James as well as Chelseas’s Reece James among others have all been subjected to racist abuse on social media platforms over the past months.

Henry, who recently left his role as Montreal Impact head coach, is demanding accountability from social media companies and says he will keep himself off their platforms until it is no longer easy to create an account with the intention of harassing another user.

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