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Online Racial Harassment Of Black Sportsmen Is Becoming Worse According To Sir Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah has said that he has received some “awful” insults online, and he believes that more should be done to “shame” individuals who racially harass anyone on social media.

Farah was speaking just days after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were slammed on social media after missing penalties in England’s Euro 2020 final shootout loss to Italy at Wembley.

The 38-year-old, who won gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the Olympic Games in London 2012 and Rio 2016, believes that racism against black athletes is on the rise, citing his own experiences.

“It seems like it’s becoming worse in my honest opinion since there was never as much social media back in my day,” Farah stated in an interview with the BBC.

“I’ve had some shocking ones, I’ve had certain things to say ‘you don’t belong,”move here,’ I’ve had quite a bunch,” Farah adds. Farah claims he has attempted to alert social media firms to instances of him being racially insulted, but has been ignored.

“I’ve got some startling ones where people read the message and I go ‘delete, I’ve blocked, I’ve gone report, I’ve gone back to report and nothing happens,” he added.

After missing penalties in England’s shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka endured online abuse (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire) “The social media firms need to do a lot more, they need to be held accountable for what individuals get up to.”

“How can we make it even more difficult for these people?” “When you sign up, you put your passport (information), driver’s license, and address in, so you’re there automatically.”

“These people have jobs, families to feed, and they may be fairly far up in their companies, so their bosses should know what they’ve been up to.”

Let us humiliate them in any manner we can.”

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