England took center stage in social media abuse last week, and Idris Elba won’t stand for it.
the Luther The star took to Instagram on Sunday July 18 to call on all social media platforms to demand verification of all users:
“If cowards are backed by a veil of confidentiality and secrecy, then social media is not a safe space,” Elba wrote, in part. “It’s a plane that allows travelers to wear balaclavas. If cowards want to start racial rhetoric, say it with your name, not your username. “
The 48-year-old did not directly mention the England national team, but the Three Lions’ Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targets of racist abuse online after every player missed their penalty in the UEFA Euro final in July. 11. As a result, Italy won the tournament.
Four people were arrested by British police in connection with the bloodshed last week.
Elba island publicly supported Saka right after the 19-year-old missed his penalty. Saka also called social media platforms ‘not doing enough’ and having to tighten their conduct policies:
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