Thursday, May 6, 2021

Former Arsenal Striker Henry to quit Social Media over racism

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Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he will be removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms.


The 43-year-Old Henry, posted a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter on Friday saying the problem was "too toxic to ignore".



He 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...."


Henry added that there had to be some accountability.


"It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous," wrote the Frenchman.


"The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore."



Statement attached to the Social Media post by Henry
Statement Attached to the social media post by Henry
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Henry won two Premier League titles with Arsenal, where he played between 1999 and 2007.





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