Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he is removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms.
Henry, 43, posted a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter on Friday saying the problem was “too toxic to ignore”.
He said he would not return to social media until companies “regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright”.
Henry called for greater action.
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous,” wrote the Frenchman.
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore.”