On the post that attempted to celebrate reaching a huge milestone on Instagram, Leo Messi decided to join the fight against online abuse.
Lionel Messi just decided to enter the fight against online abuse through his latest Instagram post. In recent days, the FC Barcelona star became one of the few people who reached 200 million Instagram followers. Rather than celebrate this massive achievement, the Argentine star decided to do something a little more productive. With all the campaigns that are currently fighting online abuse, Messi made the decision to join the fight.
In a long but touching written message, Leo acknowledged the great work that English football personalities are doing. He wished that all those followers turned into 200 million reasons to stop hate and online abuse. Hopefully, this message can reach a lot of people who currently experience this type of violence and they find some solace in Messi’s words. As the Argentine gets ready for a crucial week in the season, he also takes time to create awareness.
Leo’s message against online abuse.
This is what Lionel Messi wrote on his official Instagram account: “I see that I have just reached the 200 million people who follow me on this network. However, because of what is happening today. I am not going to take it as a reason for celebration. Of course, I appreciate all the love and support that I always receive from you. But I think the time has come to give importance to all the PEOPLE behind each profile, that we realize that behind each account there is a person flesh and blood, who laughs, cries, enjoys, and suffers. Human beings with feelings.
“Let’s raise our voices to stop abuse on social media. It does not matter if we are anonymous, famous, athletes, referees, or followers of a game. Even someone outside all this. It does not matter the race, religion, ideology, or gender. No one deserves to be mistreated or insulted. We live together seeing and experiencing abuse. Increasingly more and worse in each of these social networks. Without anyone doing anything to prevent it. We must strongly condemn these hostile attitudes and demand that the companies running these networks take urgent action against these behaviors.”