Micah Richards Ditches Twitter Account Due To ‘Depressing’ Racist Abuse

Chris Wright

11th, February 2012


By Chris Wright

According to the Daily Mirror and Mail among others, Manchester City’s Micah Richards has been moved to delete his @officialMR2 Twitter account and asked police to investigate after receiving torrents of racist abuse from a ‘small but depressing minority of people’ over the past few months.

The Mirror call the abuse ‘sickening’ without, one suspects, being privy to any specifics – but what we will say is that, if the offending messages are even half as vitriolic and poisonous as the Tweets that Stan Collymore chose to publicise not so very long ago, we can’t blame Richards for packing it in.

His Twitter account may be deleted but, as our friends over at Anorak are quick to point out, Micah is still available to racially abuse in person should these cowardly little f**kwits have the plums to surrender the safety of their anonymity.

Let’s see shall we?

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  1. Da Beez Raciss! says:

    Words of “wisdom” from Emmanuel Eboue on twitter:
    “Luiz suarez contribution on the game so far was not shaking hands.. racist fool.. he can shake my ass next time he sees me..”
    C’mon Cris, will you praise / condemn / give him a virtual bj for that?
    Would be funny to know…

  2. United till I Die says:

    I’m sickened by this racism that’s re-emerged recently. It’s fucking disgusting that in this day and age, Richards is receiving racist abuse, among others such as Collymore and Evra. It is unbelievable. How many people who commit racist abuse cheer a black player that’s in their team week in week out do you reckon? The attitude seems to be shut up if you are racially abused, kick these pathetic racist morons out of football.

  3. Hirsty says:

    Sheesh England is really starting to go down the bogs these days, eh?

  4. Gab says:

    England is looking more and more like Spain every passing day.

  5. Patrick says:

    This is ridiculous. Stay strong Micah!

  6. wolfinho says:

    he shouldn’t have to cut himself off from his fans and friends because of stupid people, and his fans/friends should not be deprived of his voice. twitter should be banning anyone who uses the platform as a way to spread racist non-sense. there’s a big difference between taking away someone’s freedom of speech and deciding that you just won’t permit it on your site (or whatever twitter is).

  7. Tinez says:

    Yes, a small, trolling sphere on twitter, which by the is open to all nationalities, means england is descending into the racism homeland. Congratulations for that moronic and baseless point lads.

    It’s a fucking disgrace that richards has faced this abuse from the nameless and the faceless. anyone surprised though, given the tools that twitter avails itself of.

  8. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Of course, someone will blame the recession on all these racists coming out of the woodwork.

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