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Racist trolls targeting online soccer players will be dealt with, the government swears


The Minister has vowed to address racist scammers targeting football players after The Sun helped highlight the problem of concern.

Sports Minister Nigel Huddlestone joined a call with the Kick it Out campaign team and police, aiming to tackle and tackle the anonymous keyboard warriors once and for all.

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Thierry Henry called on the tech giants to act now and be tougher on abuse, in a conversation with Sun columnist Troy DeeneyCredit: AFP or licensor

Officials discussed measures the platform could take now before the government introduced harsher penalties in the Online Safety Bill.

Arsenal legend last month Thierry Henry calls on tech giants to act now and be tougher on abuse, in a chat with journalist Troy Deeney in our column.

Speaking about the torturers, the Gunners legend said: “They can hide behind anonymity. If you say something in the stands and I see you, I can report you.

“There is freedom of speech. But you can’t scream whatever you want in airports, movie theaters, police stations. “This is my point: accountability.”

Aston Villa star Tyrone Mings posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a message from an Instagram user with racist abuse.

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Aston Villa star Tyrone Mings posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a message from an Instagram user with racist abuse.Credit: Getty

And earlier this month defender Tyrone Mings posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a message from a Instagram users engage in racist abuse.

At the time, he tweeted: “Another day in the life of a filter-free social network… Please don’t feel sorry for us, let’s stand together in our fight for change.

“Social media wouldn’t be any safer without it.”

Troy Deeney about the Millwall fans booed the player on his knees



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