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Willian denounces racist messages and reproduces them

Willian, a Brazilian winger for Arsenal, has become the latest Premier League player to be subjected to racist abuse via online social media and has taken it upon himself to report it by sharing screenshots of such messages.

Willian, 32, has been the target of two users and posted on Instagram their comments accompanying him with this caption: “Something must change! The fight against racism continues ”.

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Willian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on InstagramWillian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on Instagram
Willian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on InstagramWillian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on Instagram

Arsenal will fire whoever sends messages of this type

Arsenal condemned the racist abuse suffered by Willian and emphatically assured that every member of the club sending messages of this type will be fired.

“We all need to work together to eliminate this type of behavior. This includes clubs, governing bodies, fans, the media, and politicians; but it requires the help and commitment of social media companies, ”said a club spokesperson quoted by British media.

“We are committed to using our voice and our network to strengthen the measures and actions taken by the relevant authorities to punish those responsible for this abuse that affects us all,” added the Arsenal spokesman.

A long list of victims

Willian is the second Arsenal player to be abused this week as forward Eddie Nketiah also received a racist message on Twitter ahead of Thursday’s Europa League round of 16 match against Benfica.

Axel Tuanzebe, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Reece James (Chelsea), Romaine Sawyers (West Brom) and Alex Jankewitz (Southampton) have also been victims in recent weeks, which has led to English football bodies to pressure social media companies to address the problem.

Instagram announces measures

Instagram has announced a series of measures to tackle abuse on social media, including removing the accounts of people who send these types of messages and developing new controls to help reduce them.

Arsenal Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham warned Thursday that abuse towards black players was normalizing and “is the biggest problem in football right now.”

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Willian denounces racist messages and reproduces them

Willian, a Brazilian winger for Arsenal, has become the latest Premier League player to be subjected to racist abuse via online social media and has taken it upon himself to report it by sharing screenshots of such messages.

Willian, 32, has been the target of two users and posted on Instagram their comments accompanying him with this caption: “Something must change! The fight against racism continues ”.

Willian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on InstagramWillian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on Instagram
Willian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on InstagramWillian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on Instagram
Willian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on InstagramWillian, Arsenal player, shows racist insults he has received on Instagram

Arsenal will fire whoever sends messages of this type

Arsenal condemned the racist abuse suffered by Willian and emphatically assured that every member of the club sending messages of this type will be fired.

“We all need to work together to eliminate this type of behavior. This includes clubs, governing bodies, fans, the media, and politicians; but it requires the help and commitment of social media companies, ”said a spokesman for the club quoted by British media.

“We are committed to using our voice and our network to strengthen the measures and actions taken by the relevant authorities to punish those responsible for this abuse that affects us all,” added the Arsenal spokesman.

A long list of victims

Willian is the second Arsenal player to be abused this week as forward Eddie Nketiah also received a racist message on Twitter ahead of Thursday’s Europa League round of 16 match against Benfica.

Axel Tuanzebe, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Reece James (Chelsea), Romaine Sawyers (West Brom) and Alex Jankewitz (Southampton) have also been victims in recent weeks, which has led to English football bodies to pressure social media companies to address the problem.

Instagram announces measures

Instagram has announced a series of measures to tackle abuse on social media, including removing the accounts of people who send these types of messages and developing new controls to help reduce them.

Arsenal Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham warned Thursday that abuse towards black players was normalizing and “is the biggest problem in football right now.”