‘I have reported being called a’ black bastard ‘and I have been told this is not hate speech’: Troy Deeney claims the social media company has not taken notice of the nauseating abuse sent to him and believes platforms BENEFITS of Racist Comments
- Troy Deeney has opened up to racist abuse he receives on social media
- The Watford striker says he has reported racism multiple times, but to no avail
- He claims he was told that being called a ‘black c ***’ is not a hate speech
- Deeney now wonders whether social media platforms really benefit from this
Troy Deeney has revealed that he slammed the door in his face several times when he tried to report racist abuse on social media.
Deeney, like many Premier League footballers in recent years, has become the victim of vicious messages from users on social media platforms that contain racist insults and nauseating abuse.
Still, Deeney has now outlined how he follows the correct procedure every time in an effort to report the abuse to make the online platforms safer, only to be told that using a monkey emoji and a banana is not considered racist.
Troy Deeney has revealed that he has often been disabled when trying to report racism
Even more shockingly, the Watford captain claims that he was once told by a social media company that he was called a ‘black c ***’ by an online media user, was not a hate speech.
This week in SunSport column, Deeney has now wondered if social media platforms can even take advantage of these disgraceful interactions because of the accelerated publicity it causes.
‘Do these companies want to change things at all? Do they want to stop the abuse? Deeney wrote.
“When a high profile black player like Raheem Sterling experiences racist abuse, everyone stacks up and that generates traffic, which increases their advertising and profits.”
Deeney wonders whether companies actually profit from the abuse, because of publicity
Speaking of a recent event in which he was again abused, Deeney outlined his actions: ‘So I follow the protocol, which is to block the user and report the message under the’ hate speech and symbols’ category.
‘Then I am told that an emoji with a monkey and a banana is not considered racist.
“I’ve even reported being called a” black bastard, “and I’ve been told that’s not hate speech either.”
Deeney also insists that not enough is being done in general, and that racism will always be a huge problem as long as crimes go unpunished or meager fines are handed out.
For the last point, Deeney cited the case of Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who was found guilty last season of calling an opponent a ‘n *****’ but fined £ 60,000 and suspended for eight competitions. .
“What kind of message does that send?” Deeney wondered, before noting that more lifelong bans should be issued for racist abuse, especially when it comes to supporters in the stadiums.
Deeney’s comments will come later Sportsmail revealed this weekend that black players are now disillusioned with English football’s ambition to force change and are preparing to turn their backs on the ‘ineffective’ PR campaign against discrimination.
Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was banned for eight games and fined for making racist remarks
Sportsmail has learned that many players have declined to contribute to publicity campaigns, and others are considering doing the same despite disappointment with their success.
There is a disturbing perception that such awareness-raising initiatives are simply a public relations exercise.
The growing cynicism comes just days after the Premier League completed its own anti-discrimination campaign – No Room For Racism.
Some players who gave the green light to be interviewed would be perplexed by the way they were questioned, including asking black players if they had spoken to their children about racism and if a white player had ever defended them against discriminatory abuse.