Ex-Chelsea and England striker Lianne Sanderson has revealed that Twitter did nothing about a troll who warned her not to stick to her womens game.
The former Arsenal and Juventus star, who won 50 caps and made it to the World Cup finals twice, shared the response she received from judges after being belittled saying she was a “dirty lesbian”.
Despite the bad mouthed Diatribe’s toxicity, Twitter responded to Sanderson by telling her that they had checked the content and “found no violation of our rules”.
“I’m not exactly sure how much more you can hurt, Twitter?” Asked the five-time National Division of the Women’s Premier League. “So that’s okay, isn’t it? What a joke.”
“I heard you talk about it the other day and it is so true,” wrote one colleague.
“How come when you report something, it always comes back and says that the post didn’t break any rules?
“It’s insane. It can make victims feel like they are somehow wrong and enables this hideous abuse.”
Shame – maybe a boycott is the only way to get them to sit up and take action against these Cretans.
– Tom Ross (@thegoalzone) April 12, 2021
Another ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry joined the chorus of high profile names to express his despair over the social media platforms’ approach to abuse over the past month.
The club’s record scorer said he would not return to the platforms until bosses were as determined against personal abuse as it appeared against all forms of copyright infringement.
Championship Club Swansea is currently conducting a seven-day boycott of Twitter in response to three of its players who have suffered racial abuse since February.
Ridiculous. He can get away with it, but others get suspended for jokingly using profanity while talking to a friend. Sort your ToS enforcement, @Twitter. Is misogyny and homophobia now accepted by your @ TwitterSupport team?
– Steve 2.0 (@AcrossDaKeeper) April 12, 2021
“Shameful – maybe a boycott is the only way to get them to sit up and take action against these Cretans,” one reader told Sanderson, who is now an expert on both the men’s and women’s games and theirs in the followers Thoughts about their lover are shared by Manchester United.
“I wish I could say I was shocked. This is completely normal now – absolutely shameful,” noted another, when critics cited far fewer crimes that led to the closure of accounts and indicated that the account that Targeted at Sanderson, Galle had previously been paid off.
“Ridiculous, Lianne,” said one. “But jealousy is probably the cause. Unfortunately, the more successful you are, the more it will happen.
“Remember that for all the girls who come behind you, you are breaking ceilings and treading paths.”
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