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Gareth Bale prepared to boycott social media in stand against abuse

:Headline: Gareth Bale prepared to boycott social media in stand against abuse:
Thierry Henry announced last Friday that he would be disabling his social media accounts due to current levels of racism and bullying.
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Gareth Bale says he would be prepared to join a social media boycott to tackle online abuse.

Bale’s international team-mates Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo were racially abused on social media after Wales’ friendly victory over Mexico on Saturday.

Last Friday Thierry Henry announced in a statement that he would be disabling his social media accounts, describing current levels of racism and bullying on online platforms as “too toxic to ignore”.

In an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme, Henry added: “Things I used to hear in the stadiums and the streets are coming more and more into social media, especially in my community, and the sport I love the most, football.

“I thought it was time to make a stand and time to make people realise it is not OK to get abused online, it’s not OK to be bullied or harassed online. Enough is enough. We need actions.

“(Crystal Palace forward) Wilfried Zaha says when he goes on social media he is scared to look at the comments, it should not be like that. It should not be like you feel you should not do something.

“I think everybody should be concerned about what’s happening.”

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