Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry says he is going off social media because of racism and bullying across platforms reported BBCsports.com.
In a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter, Henry posted on Friday saying the problem was “too toxic to ignore”.
He said he isn’t coming back to social media until “people in power regulate platforms with the same vigour and ferocity when you infringe copyright”.
Henry noted that there had to be some accountability.
The 43 year old wrote
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous,”
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore.”
During his playing days in the Premier League, the Frenchman won two league titles with Arsenal, he played between 1999 and 2007.
September 2020, he made mention of instances of racism he experienced during his playing career with Arsenal and the French national team.
“We need to make people aware that we are in pain”. “Enough is enough. You fast forward and we’re still in the same situation.”
In Friday’s message, Henry said:
“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.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”
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…. pic.twitter.com/gXSObqo4xg
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) March 26, 2021