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Image: 2.2 per cent of tweets sent to Cristiano Ronaldo were abusive

Eight of the 10 most abused players are playing for Manchester United, which is the most abused team in the premier league.

According to a report by Ofcom and the Alan Turing Institute, the most abused players in the first five months of the 21st century were Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, and CR7

The study found that 362 abusive tweets were sent every day after the Euro 2020 finals, with seven in 10 Premier League players being abused on the social media platform.

A victim's protected characteristic, such as their race or gender, was the target of around one in 12 abusivetweets.

2.2 percent of the messages he received were abusive, even though he received the most abuse during the period.

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The 14.90 per cent figure is based on the number of abusive messages the second-place recipient received. Many of the messages were sent in response to his apology.

Other United players who received a lot of abuse include Fred, Jesse Lingard, David de Gea, and others.

Harry Kane and Jack Grealish are both English.

The player who received the most abuse was Ciaran Clark.

Almost all of the abuse the defender received came on this day, most of them coming from fans of his club.

Many people suggested that he should get out of the club as a result of the attacks on his performance. The study found that a small number of people on social media focused on his country of origin.

Ciaran Clark doesn't receive a lot oftweets compared to other players

James McArthur of Crystal Palace received a yellow card after stepping on the leg of Saka. The report said that users who looked like they were from the north London club used offensive language to refer to James McArthur.

The findings shed light on a dark side to the beautiful game. There is no place for online abuse in sport or wider society.

New laws shouldn't stop social media firms from making their sites and apps safer. Tech companies will have to be open about the steps they are taking to protect users when we become the regulators for online safety. They will be expected to design their services in a safe way.

The supporters can help protect the game they love. As the new season begins, we're asking online fans to report abusive posts whenever they see them, because our research shows the vast majority of online fans behave in a responsible manner.

The lead author of the report and head of online safety at The Alan Turing Institute said that the findings show the extent to which football players are subjected to vile abuse on social media. It wouldn't have been possible to find all the abuse without these innovative artificial intelligence techniques.

It is difficult to tackle online abuse. More needs to be done to stop the worst forms of content so that players can do their jobs without being abused.

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