Grealish's girlfriend 'received 200 death threats a day' during Euro 2020

Grealish's girlfriend 'received 200 death threats a day' during Euro 2020

During Euro 2020, the girlfriend of England footballer Jack Grealish claims she received 200 death threats per day and was subjected to a barrage of abuse on social media.

Sasha Attwood, in a video posted to her YouTube channel, called social media "toxic" and said it was "very sad" that some kids as young as 13 seemed to accept online harassment as normal.

Ms. Attwood told viewers in a recent video shown by The Sun newspaper that she had to remain anonymous and off social media "because people are rude."

"Genuinely, I was receiving, like, 200 death threats a day," she said. "I’m not even exaggerating when I say that."

“So many messages, every single day, and I still get them now, all day every day: ‘I hope you die’, ‘I hope you get cancer and die’, ‘I hope your whole family die’, ‘I hope the next time when you’re in the car you crash it and die’, ‘I hope after Wembley you die’.

"I never realized how bad it actually was, and the scary thing is its young girls.

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"I’d go on these girls’ accounts who have sent me stuff and they’re literally like 13, 14, and it’s so sad.

"I try and put it down to age, but then I think I was never like that at that age. I never sent a message like that.

"I just think it’s so toxic, social media, and it’s really sad that these generations are growing up thinking that it’s OK to say things like that."

According to the Sun, Instagram has initiated an investigation into the remarks.

Another platform, TikTok, has acknowledged that it has removed highlighted comments, and that its community guidelines make it clear that this behavior is not permitted, according to the newspaper.

'Sasha Rebecca,' Ms. Attwood's YouTube channel, has over 18,000 subscribers.

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