Arsenal vs Leeds: I was threatened – Arteta
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has revealed he and his family received threats on social media.
Arteta, addressing a press conference on Friday, called on companies to take decisive action in tackling abuse online.
Ahead of Sunday’s game against Leeds, the Spaniard also said the club attempted to deal with an incident.
“I’d prefer not to [speak about it] but I think we’re all exposed to that in this industry,” Arteta said.
“That’s why I’d prefer not to read [social media] because it would affect me personally much more the moment that somebody wants to touch my family. Because it happened, the club was aware of it and we tried to do something about it. That’s it. We have to live with it. It’s not going to stop tomorrow, we know that, but medium or long-term, can we do something about it? That’s what I am pushing for.
“We are lucky enough as well that the club is very supportive. We do what we have to do when those things happen. My only purpose is just, it’s not going to happen tomorrow, but can we do something about it in the medium to long term to protect the people that are involved in the game, and maybe in other industries it happens in the same way.”