Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he is removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms.
Henry, 43, posted a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter on Friday saying the problem was “too toxic to ignore”.
He said he would not return to social media until “people in power regulate platforms with the same vigour and ferocity when you infringe copyright”.
Henry added that there had to be some accountability.
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous,” wrote the Frenchman.
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore.”
Henry won two Premier League titles with Arsenal, where he played between 1999 and 2007.
Last September, he detailed instances of racism he experienced during his playing career with Arsenal and the French national team.
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