Rooney talks about online abuse

Thu 04 March 2021 | 18:52

Derby County boss wants the government to find a way to fight online abuse.

Derby County


Wayne Rooney

says that those who send abusive messages to players like

Colin Kazim-Richards

are cowards; he wants the championship to unite the teams and players against online abuse.

"It's sad we're having to speak about these things. It feels like every week, every day, there's a different person getting some form of abuse.

"It's people who are sat at home, on their phones or computers - cowards really.

"They'd never do it face-to-face, they're doing it and not putting their name to it, and the quicker something can be sorted out to bring the identity of these individuals out, the better.

"It's not fair for Colin to sit at home and have to explain to his children. Not just Colin, but for everyone else who has had some form of abuse, I can only imagine how difficult that is."

And about championship’s responsibility he added:

"No one wants to see racism in football or in any other walk of life, I only noticed the last game that Andre was standing up as well.

"I think the league has to deal with it. There needs to be a message and that message needs to be as one - I don't think it's right that some teams are taking the knee and some teams aren't.

"There maybe needs to be a different message which everyone sticks together with. It creates some confusion why some players take the knee and some players aren't.

"I think it'd be a more powerful message if everyone is doing the same action, whatever that is."

source: SportMob

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