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Reece James deletes Instagram account due to stream of hateful abuse

Reece James

Chelsea’s Reece James has deleted his Instagram account, reportedly a reaction to the stream of abuse he was receiving online.

The 21-year-old right-back had over a million followers on the platform. But at the end of January, James shared some of the disgusting racist insults he had been subjected to on Instagram, via his own Instagram stories – with the caption: “Something needs to change.”

Unfortunately, the change seems to be that the England and Chelsea player has made the decision to leave Instagram.

Back on 30 January, James called on social media companies to do more to end the volume of racist abuse on their platforms via Twitter.

“We all have a part to play in making this world a better and more equal place!” James tweeted.

“Racism is completely unacceptable! Human is our only race! Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, you must do more!!”

However while James still has his Twitter account, for now, his Instagram profile has disappeared.

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