French professional football coach and former player who was most recently manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, Thierry Daniel Henry has announced his decision to leave social media for two reasons: racism and cyber bullying.
The former Arsenal legend in a statement on his social media platforms 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.”
Footballers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe (twice) and Lauren James as well as West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers, Chelsea’s Reece James and Southampton’s Alex Jankewitz have all been subjected to racist abuse online before now.
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon,” he added.