Thierry Henry quits Instagram and Twitter as Arsenal legend calls for action over racist abuse

Thierry Henry will deactivate his social media accounts on Saturday (AFP via Getty)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has quit social media and says he will not return until proper action is taken over racist abuse.

‘Hi Guys. From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright,’ Henry wrote in his message on Twitter.

‘The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. There HAS to be some accountability.

‘It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harrass without consequence and still remain anonymous.

‘Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.’

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