Lionel Messi celebrates reaching 200 million followers on Instagram with post about online abuse
There is news about Barcelona and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Messi is celebrating getting up to 200 million followers on his official Instagram account.
Messi to took his Instagram account to post about the milestone.
The post by Messi talks about the need to stop online abuse which the Premier League is having a weekend social media blackout in protest.
See what Messi said about online abuse below
“I see that I have just reached the 200 million people who follow me on this network, however, because of what is happening today, I am not going to take it as a reason for celebration. Of course I appreciate all the love and support that I always receive from you, but I think the time has come to give importance to all the PEOPLE behind each profile, that we realize that behind each account there is a person flesh and blood, who laughs, cries, enjoys and suffers, human beings with feelings.
Let’s raise our voices to stop abuse on social media. It does not matter if we are anonymous, famous, athletes, referees or followers of a game, even someone outside all this, it does not matter the race, religion, ideology or gender … No one deserves to be mistreated or insulted. We live together seeing and experiencing abuse, increasingly more and worse in each of the networks, without anyone doing anything to prevent it. We must strongly condemn these hostile attitudes and demand that the companies that run the networks take urgent action against these behaviors.
I would like you, the 200 million people who accompany me, to become the 200 million reasons that exist to make the networks a safe and respectful place, where we can share what we want without fear of being insulted. . And that insults, racism, abuse and discrimination remain outside of them forever. For you who are part of these networks and who are always with me, I hope you will accompany me and support me in this crusade.
Big hug to all and congratulations to all football people in the United Kingdom for their idea of putting together the campaign against abuse and discrimination in networks ”.