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Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has berated microblogging giants, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for not ‘doing enough’ to control racial abuses and hateful comments on their platforms.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Saka missed the last penalty in the Euro 2020 final against Italy last weekend, and ever since, he had been subjected to all kinds of racial abuse from fans of the Three Lions who have refused to forgive.
In a long statement issued on Thursday, Saka thanked those who sent him words of encouragement and the love shown to him after the penalty miss, he however berated Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for ‘not doing enough’ to stopping hateful messages targeted at him.
‘To the social media platforms Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I don’t want any child or adult to have to receive the hateful and hurtful messages that me, Marcus, and Jadon have received this week. I knew instantly the kind of hate that I was about to receive and that is a sad reality that your powerful platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages.
‘There is no place for racism or hate of any kind in football or in any area of society and to the majority of people coming together to call out the people sending these messages, by taking action and reporting these comments to the police and by driving out the hate by being kind to one another, we will win.’ he wrote.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK