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.”
Reece James deleted his Instagram account today, after receiving abusive/hateful messages.
He’s one of the most socially responsible youngsters in football, and spends more time than most helping others. He deserves praise, rather than hate.
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) March 10, 2021
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.
However while James still has his Twitter account, for now, his Instagram profile has disappeared.