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The issue of social media regulation to prevent a lot of abuses has been gaining a lot of reactions in recent times. This concerns football because a lot of footballers are being the subject of hate speech and abuse.
Recently, Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were victims of racial abuse as some individuals who own Instagram accounts took to the footballer’s accounts to abuse them racially.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has now advocated for the regulation of social media as he claimed he had been subjected to social media abuse. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta have also previously admitted to being subject to social media abuse.
Solksjaer, who had a social media account but later deactivated it, advised social media companies to regulate abuse on social media by enforcing user verification.
“I’ve probably been abused left, right, and center, that’s the way it is. I live in 2021 but I’m still old school. I’ve got kids on social media and if there is anything, they tell me.
Today with all the abuse and discrimination on social media, for me it’s simple, if you don’t have your ID, you can not open an account- it’s as simple as that. It would be so much easier to punish the numpties that have nothing better to do.”
Manchester United would continue their Premier League title challenge after a 3-3 draw against Everton as they now travel to West Brom on Sunday.