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Twitter defends Nketiah against online abuse

Thu 18 February 2021 | 15:13

Twitter has suspended the account which was accused of online abuse.

Arsenal’s

Eddie Nketiah

received some racist messages on his Twitter account, and now Twitter has permanently suspended the account that was sending those messages.

Here is what Arsenal’s chief executive said at the Financial Times Business of Football about the matter:

"You really can't underestimate the impact abuse has on individuals. We have to take this opportunity as a wake-up call. Increasingly this type of abuse towards black players is becoming normalised. I think this a moment in time.

"There is psychological support to our players. Pro-actively track abuse players get. We support our players around when they want to take action and report it to the police. We do a lot. We can't do this alone. How do you explain to a black footballer that pirated content is taken down in minutes, but not racist abuse?"

Bernd Leno has also talked about the matter in his interview with

Sky Sports News

:

"Of course I have a lot of experience with that, here and also in Germany. There was one thing that kept in my mind, it was crazy,

"I had a very bad game and then one guy on social media said to me 'do it like Enke'.

"Since I read this I realize that there are so many stupid people on social media. That is the reason I don't read it even when everything is good. I don't need that, it doesn't make me better, it is wasting time.

"There are so many fake people that hide behind their computers to make you feel bad. Many times with racism, abuse to families, I don't like it, I don't read it. It affects your life, what is the point?"


source: SportMob
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