Jankewitz had a two-minute break from his debut to fight Scott McTominay. The match ended with Southampton 9-0 defeat.
After the match, Jankewitz was given a series of racist harassment messages.
Some of these racially harassing messages were deleted by Twitter after the match. However, two of the responsible accounts went live Thursday morning after the abuse was flagged Tuesday night and reported by other users.
Two accounts sent Jankewitz several racist messages. A message seen by Athletic He called the midfielder “the damn monkey.”
Why are the accounts not removed?
One of the accounts was permanently removed by Twitter Thursday afternoon after a comment request was made by it. Athletic. It seems that measures have been taken against the other account.
A Twitter spokesperson said Athletic: “Racist behavior has no place on our service, and we apply sanctions when we identify accounts that violate any of the Twitter Rules.
“We have proactively collaborated and continue to collaborate with our valued partners to identify ways to address this issue collectively, and we will continue to do our part in preventing this unacceptable behavior, both online and offline.”
What’s the reaction?
Hampshire Police are investigating after Southampton contacted them for racist abuse. It’s geared towards Jankewitz.
“We are in contact with the club and investigations are ongoing,” Hampshire Police said on Wednesday.
“Any abuse of any kind will never be tolerated in Southampton,” the club said in a statement.
Who else has encountered abuse lately?
Chelsea announced it over the weekend Reece James suffered racist harassment on social media.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he was exposed to “humanity and social media in the worst case” after receiving abusive messages on Saturday night.
Rashford’s Manchester United teammates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial also received hateful messages after the club lost to Sheffield United. Wednesday, January 27.
Saturday, West Midlands Police have confirmed that they have arrested a man on suspicion of racistically abusing West Bromwich Albion player Romaine Sawyers. The 49-year-old man from Kingswinford was detained by police on Friday evening for questioning.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said in an interview with BBC Sport on Wednesday that the UK government will fine social media companies if they do not resolve the issue.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes, there are calls for social media companies to do more to combat racist harassment.
Athletic Joey D’Urso spoke with employees in the football, tech, and social media industries to explain some possible solutions.
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