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West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice says he received risks over websites after switching allegiance into England from the Republic of Ireland.
The 20-year-old represented Ireland at youth level and won three caps in friendlies – before switching to the country of his birth in February.
“I’ve had people saying they are likely to come to my residence,” he told ITV News.
“You click on their profile and they would just be a bogus profileso you don’t understand whether it is accurate or not.”
Rice is the newest high profile player to show they’ve already been been abused on networking, and England women’s head coach Phil Neville says players must boycott it.
Rice has won four caps for England and showcased on Saturday within their 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win against Bulgaria.
“Thinking about it, I was never really fearful about it, since constantly fans will be giving me abuse and whatnot over it,” he further added.
“You just kind of look at it and laugh, you think,’Yeah, all right, as if you’re going to come and do this type of thing’.”
Rice’s England team-mate Marcus Rashford was mistreated on social media after missing a penalty in Manchester United’s defeat by Crystal Palace in August and also has stated he worries football is”moving backward”.
Social networking platform Twitter claims it had”taken actions” on”more than 700 examples of hateful conduct” in the two weeks leading up to England’s win against Bulgaria.
Twitter stated it had also met”directly affected” clubs, the Professional Footballers’ Association and Kick it Out in an attempt to”tackle the problem together”.
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