Liverpool Football Club player Mario Balotelli certainly opened himself up to attack after tweeting about Manchester United’s loss against Leicester City. The LFC star should know better than enticing the hate of Man Utd fans, although the tweets Balotelli received should never be allowed even on social networks like Twitter.
You can see the Mario Balotelli tweet below that enticed the attacks. While we are guessing Balotelli expected some backlash from Man Utd fans, he should have never received racist messages through Twitter. It seems like some people feel they are protected somehow when messaging on Twitter, although this is not the case and that’s exactly why police are now involved.
Man utd … LOL
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) September 21, 2014
The above tweet has received almost 190,000 retweets within 24 hours, and this reveals how far the story has spread and attracted the eyes of those not worried about leaving racist messages on Twitter.
Do you think Twitter protects you from what you state on their social network, or are you fully aware of the outcome that can come from the messages you leave?
While LFC’s Balotelli found the Man Utd result funny, it’s clear many Twitter users condemn what people said in reaction to his tweet. In fact, we’ve seen hundreds of Twitter users mention they have or are forwarding the racist messages to police.