Arsenal Striker Eddie Nketiah is the latest high-profile footballer whi has been racially abused on social media.Bernd Leno,Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka have all been victims of racial abuse online.
Nketiah ,21, was sent the racist message telling him to leave the club in response to a training picture he posted on twitter ahead of Arsenals Europa League tie against Benfica with the caption working with a smile
High-profile players from both the men's and women's game have been victims of racial abuse on social media in recent weeks,while Premier League referee Mike Dean was subjected to death threats following a controversial decision.
Teammate Bernd Leno recently said he stopped answering comments on social media after he was once told to copy Robert Enke ,the former Germany goalkeeper who died by suicide in 2009. "since i read this i realise that there are so many stupid people on social media".
The Premier League,FA,EFLWSL,Women's Championship,PFA,LMA,PGMOL have all cosigned a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook founder,Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerburg,asking them "for reasons of basic human decency" to use the power of their systems to end the abuse.
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