The defender took the step after unabated unbridled hate messages
Across the last year, online hate peddled out towards Premier League players has become a massive cause of concern. Despite the league persistently associating itself with campaigns to stop such bitter messages and curb racism, the FA has failed to allay away perplexing people with peanuts for brain.
Adding to the woes of the league is the role of social media platforms with the likes of Instagram and Twitter refusing to comply with the laws of different countries. These platforms have refused to aid the Premier League’s fight against online diatribe to leave the league in a quagmire.
The most recent incidents of racial abuse surfaced when Chelsea’s Reece James shared pictures of the messages he received on Instagram. The young Chelsea rightback was subjected to some sensational hate with the English defender being called a “monkey” and asked how he could live with “f****** dirty black skin”.
James had come out with a strong message saying, “No room for RACISM!!’ after initially sharing the vile messages in late January. However, his and Chelsea’s sternly worded messages did little to faze peddlers of such innate hate with the defender continuing to be smeared and belittled online.
James Deletes Instagram Profile
The defender has ultimately decided to take himself off Instagram with his profile no longer available on the outlet. Images shared showed that James had decided to delete his page.
Mason Mount, James’ counterpart wrote: “A lot more needs to be done, simply not acceptable!” after seeing his English peer succumb to the hate messages.
Abramovich Supports James
Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich had previously in February sent out a message, one which saw him not only show solidarity but also pledge funds to fight the ever widening crisis.
Abramovich wrote: “I am appalled by the racist abuse targeted at Reece on social media.
“Racism has no place in our club nor in our society. Our club is committed to fighting racism, antisemitism and all forms of discrimination.
“It shocks me that only days after we commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day, we as a society do not seem to have learned the lessons of our shared past and the consequences that hate and discrimination can have.
“We cannot allow this to continue unchecked. I have therefore directed the board to further increase the club’s efforts in this area and I will personally direct more funds towards this important work.’
“Rest assured we will play a leading role in this vital work and demonstrate that football is a sport that is open to all.”