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​Tottenham star Bale open to joining social media boycott

Tottenham and Wales star Gareth Bale is not opposed to a social media boycott.

The topic of racial abuse on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram has continued to grow in recent months.

High profile footballers and others have suffered horrific racist abuse from anonymous users on the platforms.

Wales players Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo suffered abuse after their 1-0 win over Mexico on Saturday.

Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry disabled his profiles on the two social media sites due to the issue.

"Something needs to happen," said Bale, per BBC Sport.

"I think if everyone came together and decided to boycott social media, to make a statement [I would].

"If everybody did it at once, not just one or two people, and if we did a campaign with a lot of big influential people in sport and other forms of life came off social media to make a statement, then yeah, I think it could help.

"If that was the case, I would be all for that."

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