On Wednesday, English giant Liverpool condemned the “abhorrent” racial abuse of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane on social media after the three Darker-skinned players were targeted following the Reds defeat by Spanish Real Madrid, according to international reports.
British young defender Alexander-Arnold posted monkey emojis on his latest Instagram post. Later on, thousands of his followers’ fans started tormenting and bullying Liverpool’s talented players.
Meanwhile, similar abuse was directed at Guinea midfielder Keita and Senegal striker Mane.
According to a statement by Liverpool officials, the club representatives said, “Once again we are sadly discussing abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game. It is utterly unacceptable and it has to stop.”
“LFC condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it,” the statement added.
In fact, the latter action is appropriately termed as Cyber Bullying. It is when someone bullies or harasses using electronic means, also called online bullying.
Sadly, most Darker-skinned players ‘ are all equally vulnerable to this and many white celebrities have been a victim of this too.
Online bullying is a huge problem that poses a threat to the existence of the most talented players in Europe and can have a catastrophic impact on them.
In March, former Arsenal and France striker Darker-skinned Thierry Henry deleted his social media accounts to protest and demonstrate against the platforms for not taking action against anonymous account holders who are guilty of racial discrimination and bullying online.