More than 50% of footballers suffer online abuse: Study

More than half of footballers playing at the European Championship and African Cup of Nation suffered Online Abuse,

a study published by FIFA revealed on Saturday. Much of the abuse came from fans of the players, home nations.

Homophobic and racist comments provided the majority of the abuse , said the independent repoet  

Published to coincide with the United Nations International Day for Countering Hate Speech said.

Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to track platform during the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2022 and 2021 

African Cup of Nation 2021" over 50% of playing received some from of discriminatory abuse."

Our duty is to protect football and that starts with the players who bring so much joy and happiness to 

all of us by their exploits on the field of play, FIFA president Gianni Infantine said.