Social media can be toxic, Arsenal footballer Bukayo Saka has warned – but it can also be a platform to “make a difference”.
Boasting 28 caps and 11 goals for England, Saka is one of the country’s most formidable football talents. At just 21, he has been voted Arsenal player of the year two seasons running and the England team’s top player for 2022.
But this impressive record hasn’t protected him from online trolling.
In an exclusive interview with The Big Issue, the Arsenal star has revealed how it feels when the internet turns against you.
“It’s hard to filter out the bad stuff sometimes because it can just pop up anywhere,” Saka said.
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“But I try not to look for other people’s opinions about me because that’s a dangerous road to go down. I’m aware that it won’t all be good!