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Chelsea And Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli tops the twitter hate list

by | 19th, April 2015

A study into the levels of abuse targeted at Premier League clubs and players online has revealed that more than 130,000 abusive posts have been made via social media so far this season.

The research, carried out by anti-discrimination body Kick It Out, found that Chelsea were the most targeted club, with surprise surprise Mario Balotelli suffering more abuse than any other player.

Far more in fact: Balotelli received well over 8,000 discriminatory posts. Second on the list was Danny Welbeck with 1,700 posts. Over half of the abuse received by both players was of a racist nature.

*Sigh* Some people really are terrible.

BBC Sport have published Kick It Out’s findings today, with the results making for depressing viewing…




The numbers (taken from Twitter, Facebook, forums and blogs) equate to 16,800 discriminatory posts a month, 551 per day, one message every 2.6 minutes.

Remember, this is just a football season’s worth (August 2014 to March 2015) of Premier League abuse we’re talking about.

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