Mikel Arteta is the latest name to push for better protection against Social Media abuse after revealing he and his family have been targeted recently.
The Arsenal manager said he no longer uses his Twitter account after receiving abuse on social media.
Arteta said he prefers not to read anything about himself on social media after flagging abuse aimed at him and his family to Arsenal.
“I think if we would be reading everything that is written about us, probably we’d have to stay in bed a lot of days,” he said.
“I think we are all exposed in this industry to that and that’s why I prefer not to read because it would affect me personally much more the moment somebody wants to touch my family.
“Because it happened, the club was aware of it and we tried to do something about it. And that’s it. We have to live with it.
“It is not going to stop tomorrow, we know that, but medium, long-term can we do something about it? That’s what I am pushing for.”
We utterly condemn the vile abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski on social media following our match against Leeds.
This is completely unacceptable and we will be working with the police and authorities to do everything we can to trace and prosecute the culprits.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 23, 2020