QPR condemns abuse suffered by Bright Osayi-Samuel
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QPR forward Bright Osayi-Samuel was subjected to horrific abuse via Instagram on Tuesday night following the club’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City.
QPR CEO Lee Hoos said: “We completely deplore the abhorrent abuse Bright has been subjected to.
“It astounds me that people feel they can freely post such comments without any fear of reprisal.
“We are working with Instagram and asking them to assist us in identifying the individual concerned.
“I do feel social media platforms have a duty of care to its users who are victimised in this way.”
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QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand said: “This type of abuse on social media is too commonplace and has to stop.
“In a society that now rightly places greater importance on mental wellbeing than ever before, how can people be able to set up anonymous social media accounts?
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“This will continue and continue until we stop it from being possible.
“I believe governing bodies across sport – not just football – need to come together to create a powerful voice which calls for social media platforms to change their stance.”