Thierry Daniel Henry is a French professional football coach and former player who was most recently manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. He is considered one of the greatest strikers of all time and has often been debated as the greatest player in the history of the Premier League.
Thierry Henry has taken to his official Twitter page to announce that he will be off social media until racist are held accountable for their post by the companies.
Henry took to the microblogging platform of Friday, March 26 after quite a number of black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racists abuse they always receive on social media.
According to Thierry Henry, companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until something is done about the situation.
This is what he had to say; ”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 vigour 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”.