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Lukaku shares ideas on how to deal with online abuse

Thu 23 September 2021 | 11:53

Chelsea Belgian star believes a gathering between CEO’s of social media companies and players is needed.

Many football players have been subjected to online abuse in recent years.

England international Reece James had to delete his Instagram account due to escalating online abuse. Birmingham striker Troy Deeney says he receives up to 40 abusive messages every week.

The players in the Premier League have been taking a knee to support the fight against racism for some time now, however,

Chelsea

striker

Romelu Lukaku

says this is not enough and a meeting should be held between CEO’s of social media companies and the players in order to come up with an efficient way to fight such actions.

In an exclusive interview with

CNN

, the Belgium international said:

"The captains of every team, and four or five players, like the big personalities of every team, should have a meeting with the CEOs of Instagram and governments and the FA and the PFA.

"We should just sit around the table and have a big meeting about it.

"It is how we can attack it straight away, not only from the men's game, but also from the women's game.

"I think just all of us together and just have a big meeting and have a conference and just talk about stuff that needs to be addressed to protect the players, but also to protect fans and younger players that want to become professional footballers."


source: SportMob

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