Instagram account deleted after racist insults against football players

Facebook announced on Sunday that it had deleted the Instagram accounts of users who used racist abuses against two football players.

Facebook, the owner of the social network Instagram, announced on Sunday that it had deleted the accounts of users who used racist abuses against two players of the Wales football team, Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango. The decision was taken hours after Matondo publicly complained that the platform was doing nothing against xenophobic comments.

Matado, a winger who plays for Stoke, and Swansea defender Cabango, two English D2 players, aiming to insult messages on their Instagram account, in a friendly match against Mexico (1-0) on Saturday After his team’s victory.

Welsh police were said to have “targeted two players” to investigate the origins of racially motivated messages in social media posts. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the removal of the accounts from which the messages originated and said the company was working on other measures to deal with the insult.

“Another week where Instagram does absolutely nothing”

“We do not tolerate racist insults on Instagram and we have sent these kinds of messages to Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo this weekend,” he said in a statement.

He said, “We have introduced features that do not allow public figures to receive private messages from people they do not follow and we have recently announced that when we follow the rules in private messages If we don’t, we will take more strict action. “

“And this continues … another week where Instagram does absolutely nothing against racist insults. If I put up pictures of the match against Mexico my account will be suspended. Priorities…” Shortly before Matondo Tweeted, disillusioned.

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The incident takes place over two weeks with two Welsh players without players who have fallen prey to racial predators in Britain, including stars such as Anthony Marshall, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.

On Friday, it was the France team’s top scorer, Thierry Henry, the 1998 world champion and former Arsenal idol, who announced that he would be absent from social networks until the stage acted more against “racism”, “intolerance” And “consequent mental torture”.

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