Jack Grealish deletes Twitter due to abuse he receives. Where is the line?

Jack Grealish has said he deleted his Twitter account due to the amount of abuse he receives. Speaking on the mancity podcast Grealish explained why he deleted the social media platform.

Grealish is one of the most polarising figures in football. His celebrations after Manchester City clinched the treble were famous. He also copped criticism for his celebrations. This season has seen Grealish being compared to Jeremy Doku as some sections of City fans would prefer to see Doku start over Grealish.

It seems to have been forgotten that Jack Grealish was an integral part of the treble winner’s set-up last season. He was one of the first picked on the team sheet as City stormed through the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and Premier League to secure a historical treble. Pep Guardiola has spoken on multiple occasions about how important Grealish is to his lineup.

Twitter has always been a place where fans can share their views. Everyone is not going to agree on all issues, that’s football. But if a player like Jack Grealish is deleting his account it does make you wonder where the line is.

Footballers are in a privileged position to play the game for a living. With that comes great financial security and other perks. But on the other side of the coin, it does come with such pitfalls like the abuse on Twitter and elsewhere.

Comparing Grealish and Doku as players is fine, but if Grealish deletes his Twitter account due to the abuse he receives it’s clear a line has been crossed.