Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has announced he would be going off all social media platforms until the platforms are properly regulated of all forms of social media abuse, racism and cyberbullying.
“From tomorrow (Saturday) 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,” he posted on social media.
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. There has 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.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”
Henry has been a voice in the campaign against racism and racial inequality across the world. He took the knee for 8mins 46secs when he was the manager of MLS club Montreal Impact, the exact same time George Floyd’s neck was stood on by American cop Derek Chauvin.