Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt referred to as for social media corporations to take stronger motion in opposition to racism on Friday after he shared a screenshot to illustrate the form of vile abuse he has been subjected to online.
“This is not about me… I`ve got enough love and I`m blessed in my life to not let stuff like this upset me BUT it really ain`t on,” the Dutch defender wrote on Twitter.
“I stand for those that can`t defend themselves and have to deal with this… daily. SOCIAL MEDIA you are accountable for this… @instagram sort it out because we are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Palace, the Premier League and the Football Association didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Van Aanholt`s Palace staff mate Wilfried Zaha had beforehand referred to as on social media platforms to determine and take away customers who resorted to racist abuse after he was focused final month.
The progress of social media has fuelled discriminatory abuse in the direction of footballers in recent times.
On Thursday, the Premier League stated that it could assist Brighton Hove & Albion`s French ahead Neal Maupay to convey authorized motion in opposition to a person in Singapore who subjected him to abuse online.
The league arrange a devoted reporting system by which gamers, managers and training employees may flag up severe discriminatory online abuse.