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Brady is victim of horrendous and vile abuse on daily basis

West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady says she is supporting the ban on social media as she is a victim herself.

She wrote in the Sun newspaper that she is on the receiving end of horrendous, vile abuse on a daily basis describing it as the Wild West of the online world, sexism and misogyny abound.

She adds even those with the thickest skin can’t help getting ruffled when death and rape threats are made. Not only about us but about family members.

The problem is companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which have the money and technology to monitor, filter and ban abuse, do not do so.

West Ham switched off their social media accounts on Friday when the Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League clubs, plus cricket and rugby clubs and organisations, started a four-day boycott of social media platforms.

They’re switching off Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to take a stand against online abuse and discrimination.

Brady adds: “There is nothing like the power of walking away to say: Enough. The boycott signified our collective anger at the toxic abuse generated on social media and lack of action to make it stop.”


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Brady is victim of horrendous and vile abuse on daily basis

  1. Watched a short with Ian Wright explaining the abuse he receives daily.
    Let’s move beyond it, call it out whenever we see it.
    (I do wish Karen Brady didn’t write for the Sun though)

  2. It’s disgusting what people are going through on social media and something definitely has to be done about it. The problem is that it does not help when famous people’s children post pictures of themselves with virtually nothing on. In Karen’s case, through no fault of her own, she is being exposed to this type of abuse because of her daughters actions. This may only be a small percentage of the abuse she receives as I’m sure it is mostly football related but sometimes people need to look at what they are putting out there for people to jump on and abuse.

  3. Don’t see why they go on social media.
    Life is much more simple without them, they are destroying kids, these are adults complaining about abuse, some of the bullying that goes on with kids is horrendous.
    There should be an 18 age minimum.

    Life was better without all these sites, it’s just easier not to use them.

    • Couldn’t agree more. Everything posted remains out there and doesn’t allow for the mistakes expected of children. Even the self deleting communication cannot really be trusted.

  4. Karen Brady comparing her poor wretched life with the real victims suffering racial abuse. This vile excuse for a human couldn’t sink any lower. She forgets the abuse she has dolled out to people in her blood money column. Disgusting human being only knows how to take and how to lie. Now she’s denigrating racism with her poor little “me me me” crap. Go away Brady and crawl back under your stone where the majority of us want you to be. NO ROOM FOR RACISM. NO ROOM FOR BRADY

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