Liverpool news Jordan Henderson condemns racial abuse of team-mates in strong statement PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita were targeted by some online in the wake of the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jordan Henderson has moved to condemn the racist abuse his Liverpool team-mates suffered following his side’s defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita were targeted by some online in the wake of the 3-1 Champions League defeat at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Keita's evening was over shortly before the interval when he was substituted for Thiago Alcantara, while a misplaced header from Alexander-Arnold led to Madrid's second goal. The online abuse resulted in Liverpool releasing a statement yesterday urging social media platforms to take stronger action against those guilty of the appalling abuse. "Once again we are sadly discussing abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game,” a club statement read. Read More Related Articles Robert Lewandowski makes bold claim over Erling Haaland future amid Liverpool links Read More Related Articles 'Greatest talent' - Everything said about Ajax's Ryan Gravenberch amid Liverpool transfer rumours "It is utterly unacceptable and it has to stop. LFC condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it." Before it continued: "As a club, we will offer our players any and all support that they may require. "We will also work with the relevant authorities to identify and, if possible, prosecute those responsible. "We know that this will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken by social media platforms and the regulatory bodies which govern them. Must-read Liverpool FC news Naby Keita's future at Liverpool Gravenberch 'better' than Pogba Klopp could give fans what they want New signing admission by LFC coach "The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure that it does not." And now Henderson has taken to Twitter to reveal the level of abuse aimed at his team-mates has made him consider deleting his social media accounts over the last few weeks.
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. “Online abuse has got to stop. Recently I’ve been thinking about what I can do, as an individual, to try and make a difference,” the Liverpool captain wrote on Twitter.
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“I've seen friends, team-mates, other players within football and in wider society be on the receiving end of horrendous online abuse which is now out of control. “The platforms should be doing more but as a society we need to be kinder to each other – that’s where it starts and stops. “I have seriously considered deleting my social media accounts in the last few weeks but instead I want to use my platforms to try and drive positive change - people shouldn't have to boycott platforms or deactivate accounts just to avoid abuse. “So I'm handing all my social media accounts over to @CybersmileHQ who I have partnered with to raise awareness of the impact that cyberbullying and online abuse can have on people. “They'll be sharing stories of people affected as well as resources for education, reporting and how to get help if you or someone you know is struggling. Things have got to change. Jordan.”
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