Angel City sporting director Eni Aluko has deleted her Twitter account in an effort to take a stance against online racial abuse.
Aluko has said she does not believe condemning racism on social media is enough following English soccer player’s Marcu Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho being subjected to online racial abuse after missing penalties in England’s Euro 2020 championship loss to Italy.
She compared the fight against racism with the public backlash against the proposed Super League earlier this year.
“People don’t care enough about racism,” Aluko told Sky Sports. “When there was a suggestion the Super League was going to happen, there was pandemonium.
“For three days, pundits, fans, broadcasters, it was not going to happen, and we made a U-turn [against] some of the richest people in the world because we didn’t want football to change in this country. People made sure that didn’t happen.
“I don’t really see the same energy for [the fight against] racism. I see people condemning on Twitter, but that’s a given, you should condemn racism, but now we’ve got to move it up a notch and care a bit more.”
Aluko has said she will not return to Twitter until she hears about change on the social media platform.