Morgan Whittaker racially abused on social media
Monday, 3rd May 2021 22:14 by Keith Haynes
Once again and for the fourth time this season Morgan Whittaker is the next player to be disgustingly abused online. Scoring a crucial goal for the swans was all it took for the cowardly and criminal remarks to be posted on Instagram and Twitter. And all this on the weekend when thousands of social media accounts carried out their own action in support of anti hate messages.
It has to be the saddest indictment on the world today that a young twenty year old man who successfully plies his trade against his old club has to put up with this continued abuse. Nothing has been heard from the three other ongoing investigations in to the abuse faced by Jan Dhanda, Jamal Lowe and Ben Cabango. No further information has been made public on the perpetrators of these vile actions other than their accounts have been suspended. Well, that isn’t good enough, there needs to be clear and proper action taken to the full letter of the law. Not just a smack on the wrist.
The malicious communications act was generally used to convict people who commit these offences, however no football related remark breaching this act has resulted in the maximum two year sentence. There are other offences that can be committed by any individual preaching or communicating hate messages. An average of seventeen people are arrested every day for online abuse but the sentencing for being proved guilty are rarely published. Of course they need to be and they need to be firm and at the top of the tariff for committing these offences.
Today Swansea City FC released this statement
"Chief executive Julian Winter recently wrote to both Twitter and Facebook, the latter replying with examples of how they try to combat online abuse. "But with vile incidents appearing on a daily basis, stronger action is clearly required. Morgan has the full and unwavering support of everyone at Swansea City, and our message remains clear. Enough is enough."
South Wales Police
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