Tuesday, September 21

Messi calls for end to online abuse in impassioned message to mark 200m Instagram followers

The Argentine was in no mood to celebrate reaching 200 million followers on Instagram amid football’s social media boycott to fight discrimination

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his social media followers to help put an end to online abuse.

Discrimination on social networks remains a prominent issue and football clubs in England have taken a stand by boycotting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram this weekend in an attempt to convince the companies to do more to combat the problem.

After reaching 200 million followers on Instagram, Messi has issued a plea to his followers, urging them to help fight racism and abuse.

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