Like so many other athletes concerned by this scourge, Imran Louza once again experienced the violence of cyberstalking of which he is one of the many victims.
The scourge of racism is a plague that is difficult to dispel. This Sunday, after the defeat (1-2) of FC Nantes against OGC Nice, Imran Louza was the victim of racist insults and death threats on social networks, where this type of hateful comments, in addition to be commonplace, is rarely sanctioned. “You’re bogus, dirty race, go play in Africa son of a bitch, we’re going to rob you of your death. Dirty bougnoule of your death, we’ll eat you and your family with a fork”, received the midfielder Nantes.
Athletes are not immune to the scourge of cyberstalking
Louza received many such messages after the meeting. A phenomenon that affects all footballers after a draw or a defeat. His case is unfortunately one example among many. At Paris Saint-Germain, German defender Thilo Kehrer is receiving twice as much at the moment. The players have learned to live with it, not always to pay attention to it, except when the families and the entourage are also targeted by the insults, more and more violent.
Theo Griezmann, Antoine’s brother, posted a few messages recently received by the Barcelona striker on Twitter: “Know that your brother is really shit. He deserves to die. If you can send him the message from my hand, that would be great. (…) It shames Barça. He deserves to die buried alive this FDP. (…) It is a mistake of life your brother. (…) If I do so. crosses somewhere, I kill him. ” Unfortunately, the sporting world is not immune to cyberbullying, another scourge of our time.
The frustration that brings out this extreme violence in words is also often linked to sports betting. In this context, tennis is one of the most popular sports for people who bet a lot of money on competitions. Tennis being an individual sport, the players are easy targets, especially if they navigate between the lower ranks, at the rate of dozens of messages after each defeat, most often. A nightmare.