Last week, Instagram decided not to take action on user who sent Shane Duffy sectarian abuse and made light of his father's death; after new incident, they have disabled the account responsible; in February, social media giant announced it would impose harsher penalties for online abuse
Wednesday 10 March 2021 09:53, UK
Celtic defender Shane Duffy has highlighted another case of abuse he has received on Instagram.
The individual, who was not using an image of themselves on their profile, wished for the death of the Republic of Ireland international and mocked his father's passing.
Duffy put a screenshot of the direct message on his Instagram Stories, with the caption: "Thanks Instagram."
Last week, Instagram decided not take action on a user who sent Duffy sectarian abuse and made light of his father's death.
However, the social media company says it has disabled the account responsible for the most recent abuse as it violated its guidelines.
A Celtic spokesperson has told Sky Sports News: "This is yet another shameful and cowardly attack on Shane. Those responsible must be identified and the strongest action taken."
Stoke winger James McClean - an international team-mate to Duffy - has also been a victim of sectarian abuse on social media and last month shared threats made to him and his young family.
McClean's wife also revealed her husband's life was threatened by someone who said they would take a gun to one of his matches.
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