Twitter has permanently deleted an account that was used to direct racist abuse towards Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah. After posting a picture with caption working with a smile on twitter after today’s training session, a comment was sent asking him to leave the club.
With racist abuse now becoming the norm of the day, the have been strong calls from the stakeholders of premier league for social media platforms to take action against people who racially abuse others.
Twitter took this bold step to send a strong warning to others. We hope it continues until there’s zero tolerance to racism.
The Arsenal youngster is set to feature in his side’s Europa League Clash with Benfica should things go well. He has been in top firm this season in the Europa League. He’s Arsenal’s leading goal scorer in the UEL with 3 goals and level with Nicholas Pepe and Joe Willock.
A spokesperson for Twitter told Sky Sports News: “Racist behaviour has no place on our service and when we identify accounts that violate any of the Twitter Rules, we take enforcement action. The account referenced has been permanently suspended.”