Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

Premier League: Most abused Premier League players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire – Receiving abusive messages on social media has become an increasing…

Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players
Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

Premier League: Most abused Premier League players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire – Receiving abusive messages on social media has become an increasing problem that footballers deal with on a daily basis in recent years. A new report reveals that Manchester United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire are the top two Premier League players to receive abuse on Twitter. In the list revealed, out of the Top 10, eight players belonged to Manchester United football club. Follow All Premier League LIVE Updates and News on InsideSport.IN

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Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

Premier League: Ofcom releases list of most abused Premier League players

Ofcom have released a new report after analysing 2.3million tweets across the first half of last season. They found nearly 60,000 of those posts were abusive in nature, with seven in 10 Premier League stars targeted.

The research found that Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo received more than 12,500 abusive posts between 13 August 2021 and 24 January 2022, with Maguire sent more than 8,900 such messages. Marcus Rashford was sent the next highest amount, receiving just over 2,500 abusive posts.

Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players
Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

The trio were joined in the top 10 by United team-mates Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and David de Gea. Jack Grealish and Harry Kane made up the final two spots, with the study having been launched as part of Ofcom’s preparation to regulate tech giants under new online safety laws.

In light of the study’s findings, Ofcom’s group director for broadcasting and online content Kevin Bakhurst sent a warning to social media companies. He slammed the level of abuse that had been allowed to rise up on the sites and promised the new laws will help to combat the issue.

Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter

“These findings shed light on a dark side to the beautiful game. Online abuse has no place in sport, nor in wider society, and tackling it requires a team effort. Social media firms needn’t wait for new laws to make their sites and apps safer for users,” Bakhurst said.

“When we become the regulator for online safety, tech companies will have to be really open about the steps they’re taking to protect users. We will expect them to design their services with safety in mind.

Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players
Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

“Supporters can also play a positive role in protecting the game they love. Our research shows the vast majority of online fans behave responsibly and, as the new season kicks off, we’re asking them to report unacceptable, abusive posts whenever they see them.”

Twitter also welcomed the study’s research as they look to make their platform a safer place. The social media site did though point to a number of online abuse features it has already implemented to prevent those posts being seen by the individuals targeted.

10 Most Abused Premier League Stars

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

2. Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

3. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

4. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

5. Fred (Manchester United)

6. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United, joined Nottingham Forrest)

7. Paul Pogba (Manchester United, joined Juventus)

8. David de Gea (Manchester United)

9. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

10. Jack Grealish (Manchester City)

Premier League: Man United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire top list of most abused Premier League stars on Twitter, Check out Top 10 most abused Premier League players

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