This is as classy as ever from the captain.
Jordan Henderson’s social media accounts will be run by @CybersmileHQ for the time being, as the Liverpool skipper looks to spread awareness about online bullying, trolling and the absurd abuse many people (and footballers) receive on social media.
Whenever a player is involved in a poor performance, he is relentlessly targeted on either Twitter or Instagram – with so-called fans actively seeking out the person (not player, person) to abuse them.
It’s become so normalised that racist and homophobic messages are rife – with Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold targeted after our defeat to Real Madrid.
Thierry Henry recently left social media in protest, but Hendo is taking a different route.
We applaud both. Check out his video explanation below:
Online abuse has got to stop. Recently I’ve been thinking about what I can do, as an individual, to try and make a difference. I've seen friends, team-mates, other players within football and in wider society be on the receiving end of horrendous online abuse which… 1/4 pic.twitter.com/TLnrYXAzWF
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) April 8, 2021