Seven Out Of 10 Premier League Footballers Harassed On Twitter

least Seven out of 10 footballers in the English Premier League have been victims of harassment and violence on the social network Twitter During the first half of last season.

The results of a study published on Tuesday came out Ofcom, the British media and communications regulator, in which he revealed the magnitude of personal attacks These athletes receive, as well as proposals, to solve the problem.

The British unit found that approx. Of the more than 2.3 million tweets sent to English top flight players during the first five months of the season, 60,000 were abusive.

In this line, the report elaborates that 418 out of 618 players analyzed Received at least one abusive tweet, expressing 8% discrimination based on physical characteristics, such as skin color and gender.

“These findings shed light on the dark side of the beautiful game. Internet abuse has no place in sport or in society at large, and addressing it requires a team effort. Social media companies no longer need to wait for new laws to make their sites and apps safer for usersReflected Kevin Buckhurst, Offcom’s group director for broadcast and online content.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire, the most humiliated

Another peculiarity of the analysis was that nearly half of all violent messages were 12 specific players targetedwith an average of 15 tweets per day for each.

In what sense, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire, Both are from Manchester United, the two players with the most insults on Twitter of all Premier League players.

First, the figure ronaldowho returned to United on 21 August last year and Was mentioned in 90% of all messages Directed at all Premier League footballers and 97% abusive tweets. The volume of messages is largely explained by the 98.4 million followers that the Portuguese striker has on his social network.

on your side, Harry Maguire was the subject of an avalanche of violent messages After being blamed for the 2-0 loss at the Manchester Classic Against City, on November 7, 2021.

What the British regulator proposes

la ofcom plan to regulate the sector To keep technology companies within the framework of new laws on Internet security.

As detailed by the agency, UK ready…