Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deactivates his Twitter account after exploding in bizarre rant with his latest tweet – criticizing the social media company for ‘no longer talking about Covid … or online abuse or racism’
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently out of action after contracting malaria
- But the Arsenal captain started on Twitter on Tuesday evening
- He explained that he had ‘not missed Twitter’ before complaining about the company
- The 31-year-old Gabonese attacker then decided to deactivate his account
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deactivated his Twitter account after a bizarre rant targeting the social media company in its latest tweet.
The Arsenal captain, who is recovering from contracting malaria, causing him to miss the Gunners’ last three games, deactivated his account last night.
But in his latest tweet, the 31-year-old Gabonese explained that “ he hadn’t missed Twitter ” and made a series of criticisms, which were inaccurate, suggesting he objected to the platform’s handling of the coronavirus issues, online abuse and racism.
Aubameyang posted in full: ‘I didn’t miss your Twitter. So we weren’t allowed to talk about anything?
‘Only football and Super League? No more talking about Covid ?! Or online abuse or racism. Fun. Even sick (without fone) I felt better than now with fone.
Let me turn it off. Bye.’
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) deactivated his Twitter account (right) last night
The 31-year-old Arsenal captain said he hadn’t missed Twitter and criticized the company
His decision to delete his Twitter account comes less than a week after Aubameyang confirmed on his Instagram account that he had been hospitalized with malaria.
Aubameyang said to his 10 million followers, “Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls. Unfortunately, I contracted malaria while serving as a national team in Gabon a few weeks ago.
“I spent a few days in the hospital this week, but I feel a lot better every day, thanks to the wonderful doctors who discovered and treated the virus so quickly.
Aubameyang uploaded a selfie of him in hospital last week after contracting malaria
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta hopes he should have his captain available again soon
“I haven’t been feeling well for the past few weeks, but will soon be back stronger than ever!”
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta hopes he should have his captain available for selection again soon.
“He’s all right, we’ll see how he recovers,” Arteta said last Friday. “He wants to be back as soon as possible – he said that to me.”
Arsenal’s next game is at home against Everton in the Premier League on Friday night, before a massive Europa League semi-final draw against Villarreal – and former boss Unai Emery.