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Steven Bergwijn Deletes All Spurs Snaps From This Season From His Instagram|image
By Harry Hotspur -

There may trouble ahead. Steven Bergwijn has suffered from all manner of online abuse, including racial and a death threat this season. Recently we reported that he’d limited who could reply to his Instagram account. The boy’s Twitter account has remained idle for many months now.

Now, all Spurs-related images from this season (except FIFA ones which were presumably paid endorsements) have been suddenly deleted from his Instagram account.

A big well done to all the people that felt hounding a decent kid from a decent family was the just and honourable thing to do.

Personally, I don’t understand it. He’s a good lad, nothing annoying about him at all, and is a superb developing talent. Not the finished article, but who at Spurs is?

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

HAM/CB RADIO is my social media. Fkin brilliant. Sporadic E (ionosphere) chat all over the world.

Graham Wood
Graham Wood
1 month ago

Disgusting, obscene behaviour from individuals who are not fit to clean Stevie’s boots. If they had half his talent they might think twice before issuing such ignorance.obviously sadly lacking in the intelligence department.

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

he is a good player that will evolve

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

This is bizarre. I can’t imagine any Spurs fan racially abusing or threatening with death a player just cos he’s a bit naff. I don’t believe it either, I think there are online agent provaucataurs who do these things too stir up trouble for whatever reason. Maybe to push for more internet censorship and restrictions.That or non football fans who are just dispicable damaged sub humans. I don’t accept these are fans.
Another reason social media is cancer.

Last edited 1 month ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Filip Frič
Filip Frič
1 month ago

I am 24 and i was born into this nonsense. There is one core principal that i have – I wouldnt write something online what i dont dare to say out loud to the other persons face. Social media is an amazing place for all these miserable f*ckwits and narcissistic people

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Making people display their real name wouldn’t solve everything. Some use their real identity already and are proud of their behaviour and shaming wouldn’t work with them.

Some comes from abroad and some abuse is said to be generated by botnets. The Facebooks and Twitters have everyone’s IP address but aren’t interested as they make money out of clicks and outrage generated online.

Rage, hate, malice, venom conspiracy theories makes them money.

Also I think the authorities find the online world very useful for their own ends, surveillance, intelligence gathering etc, who knows what, and they don’t want to drive these people underground where they won’t be able to be watched.

Last edited 1 month ago by James McKevitt
Willie!
Willie!
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Making people display their real name wouldn’t solve everything.

No, it wouldn’t. I could have 15 “real name” fake accounts set up within an hour if so desired, as could anyone with a modicum of tech ability.

What it would do, however, is silence victims of various abuse, who rely on anonymity to report said abuse. Sexual assault victims, those working with/for powerful politicians, etc. The knee-jerk, “end anonymity” is always poorly thought out, and solves nothing. What it does, is suppress free speech, which is something the UK is good at, one of the few things the UK is good at. Your libel laws, as an example, are ridiculous.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

Social media companies don’t give a toss and that is the issue. I am not a big social media fan, but users need greater protection. The trolls are the lowest of the low, but the platform has been given to them to hide whilst abusing.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

Social media is the curse of modern society.I don’t use it and I find it incredible that abuse and threats of violence can go unchecked in this way.These are pathetic cowards who hide behind their anonimity.

The people running it have become so powerful they should not be allowed to censor people’s opinions just because they disagree with the official line.You should not be able to post anything anonimously that insults or threatens.

George Orwell must be laughing at our stupidity and lack of respect.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

There has always been a minority of unpleasant people around. Social media has given everyone an anonymous platform, which of course includes the dregs of society.

If governments or agencies had done a risk assessment before launching social media, it would never have happened.

It’s a monster that cannot be tamed without real effort and cost from the people that run it.

We don’t need social media to survive, like so many other things, it displays the mob stupidity of humans when so many been sucked into using it and cannot function without it.

Sorry, but a large amount humans are f*cking idiots, regardless of if they have qualifications coming out their ar*se or they can hardly read.

It’s mob stupidity and it’s all rather depressing…

Phil Rowlands
Phil Rowlands
1 month ago

Faceless cowards hiding behind Social Media. We should pity them really. Pathetic souls.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

For the small positives of social media the truth is, in general it’s not a good thing. It’s a place where people think it’s ok to abuse people they’ve never met. Not just them but their friends and loved ones. Often these people are anonymous which adds to the nasty ness.

Was life before SM better ? I’d say yes it was, the pressures of life centred around what time you were meeting your mates down the pub and if the pretty girl up the road would give you a second glance.

Sandro
Sandro
1 month ago

2 separate issues for me. First, those demanding the right of free speech should be allowed it – but NOT annonimously. See how brave they are then.
Second at 23 years of age I want / expect more of a finished article – he is the same age as Dias and a year older that TAA.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

F&*king idiots, the lot of them. Unbelievable. One of the few likeable decent kids, a promising talent, and some people can’t think of anything better than to abuse him online.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

Turn him into a wing back.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

Idiocy. I guess some of these brainiacs will be happy to see him try and leave the club? Or will they reflect on this a bit?

Dessyspur
Dessyspur
1 month ago

I never knew this, so we are the same as every other club? Full of keyboard warriors that know sweet FA about football stalking our own players and abusing every pass, misplaced or not.
Hes a great lad