Arsenal Football Club Legend, Thierry Henry has announced it will disable his social media account until racist users are held responsible for their posts by the company
The former Arsenal captain and France made an announcement on his social media platform on Friday, March 26 after so many black players including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about the racist abuse they received on social media.
Henry said social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram did not do everything they could to prevent racism on their platform and he would not return to social media until the changes had been carried out.
Henry 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 vigor and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright.
“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.”