Tuesday, September 21

Newcastle’s Joe Willock talks about racist abuse suffered on social media

Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock opens up about racist abuse on social media

Joe Willock has seen a meteoric rise of late in his young football career after his brilliant 6-month stint at Newcastle.

Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock opens up about racist abuse on social media

Arsenal’s Joe Willock celebrates scoring his team’s second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Group B match at the Emirates Stadium in London. (Photo by Adam Davy / PA Images via Getty Images)

After scoring 8 goals in just fourteen appearances for the Magpies after leaving Arsenal on loan in January of last season, Willock is back at St. James’ Park with a full deal that gave the Gunners a fee in the region. of £ 25 million while offering the London native a chance to really jump-start his professional career.

Willock Talks About Racist Abuse Through Social Media; have you considered deleting accounts

Despite his rapid success last season and the happy and hopeful times ahead for the England Under-21 international, Willock continues to be subjected to daily racist abuse on social media. platforms in what has become a problem of epidemic proportions throughout the soccer world.

Few need to recall the events that have occurred in recent months. From Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are abused after England’s defeat against Italy in the final of Euro 2020 on penalties, against Rangers Glen Kamara is abused by Ondrej Kudela from Slavia Prague During their Europa League clash, and on countless occasions in between, Willock has made public his own experiences asking platforms to crack down on accounts spewing abuse and any form of racist rhetoric.

“It shows up on your phone and they have a way of directing you to your phone with these disgusting things and it kinda hurts. It hurts a lot, even speaking of that ”

Speaking to BBC Radio Newcastle, Willock spoke candidly not only about the nature of the abuse he receives, but also about the effect it has on a person, regardless of their position in society.

In addition, despite the daily messages that are sent to his personal accounts, Willock mentions how important social networks are in sports today as an avenue for positive social interaction;

“If you go off social media, you lose that connection with all the wonderful fans who support you every day, they want to see your everyday life and see what you do and have that connection with you through the platform that they wouldn’t have. in real life.”

The ability of professional footballers to humanize themselves while being more open to the public than ever before, as easy as pressing a button or swiping a finger, still offers more than enough scope for many to want to stay on social media. in an attempt to continue fostering connections with the myriad of fans who show love and support both on and off the court.

While organizations like Kick it, Y Sky sports remain committed to the fight against racial abuse and discrimination of any kind, more must be done so that the fight is not in vain.

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2 Chelsea Football Club 1 3 3
3 Liverpool FC 1 3 3
4 West Ham United 1 2 3
5 Everton FC 1 2 3
6 Brentford fc 1 2 3
7 Watford FC 1 1 3
8 Brighton and Hove Albion 1 1 3
9 Leicester City 1 1 3
10 Tottenham Hotspur 1 1 3
eleven Aston Villa 1 -1 0
12 FC Burnley 1 -1 0
13 Manchester city 1 -1 0
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 -1 0
fifteen Newcastle united 1 -2 0
sixteen Southampton FC 1 -2 0
17 Arsenal FC 1 -2 0
18 crystal Palace 1 -3 0
19 Norwich city 1 -3 0
twenty Leeds United 1 -4 0
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