Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is to leave social media as a protest against little action to tackle online abuse.
The French World Cup winner accused Twitter and Facebook being tough on copyright infringement – but doing nothing about anonymous account holders abusing others.
In a statement on Twitter, Henry, 43, wrote: “Hi Guys.
“From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright.
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore.
“There HAS to be some accountability.
“It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”