Ex-Arsenal striker Henry quits social media due to lack of progress in fight against racism

Ex-Arsenal striker Henry quits social media due to lack of progress in fight against racism

The former France international has vowed not to return online until more is done to tackle discrimination and abuse on popular websites
Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has announced he is quitting social media in protest at what he says is a failure to tackle racism and bullying across different platforms.

The 43-year-old says the problem is “too toxic to ignore” and will not return until racism and abuse is tackled “with the same vigour and ferocity” that copyright infringements are.

Henry has a huge social media presence with 2.7 million people following him on Instagram and 2.3m on Twitter, while his official Facebook page has 10m followers.

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