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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers condemned the racist abuse against online gamblers but said they shouldn’t use social media platforms to get confirmation of their accomplishments.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Soccer – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, UK – 7th February 2021 Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Pool via REUTERS / Michael Regan


02/09/2021 6:40 pm

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REUTERS: Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers condemned the racist abuse against players on the internet but said they shouldn’t use social media platforms to get confirmation of their accomplishments.

The FA last week called on the government and social media companies to act swiftly against racist abuse online.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, and Chelsea’s Reece James are among those who have faced racist abuse online in recent weeks.

Rodgers said the abuse was “unacceptable,” but added players would likely receive negative comments on social media and would need to learn to deal with the criticism.

“I would casually tell players when they need it, great but if you don’t I don’t understand why you bother and not look for the satisfaction of seeing how well you did it, by simply turning it on. ” social media, “said Rodgers.

“If you’re only there to gratify yourself for what you’ve done really well, and if you don’t do something well and are criticized for it, you crumble, then that doesn’t mean much.

“You have to take the rough with the smooth.”

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; editing by Peter Rutherford)