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Say no to hate-mongering, says KKR as RCB players face abuse on social media

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday came out in support of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) all-rounder Daniel Christian and his partner Jorgia Dunn after the pair received flak from a certain section of fans following the team’s defeat in the Eliminator of the ongoing IPL 2021.

Earlier, Christian had said that his partner had received abuse on a post she made on Instagram.

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KKR posted a video of wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik talking about social media abuse. “I feel sometimes that social media needs to be a kinder place. I think people don’t realise the gravity of what they say, be it memes, videos or just the use of words. It’s a spur of the moment thing for them, instinctively what they feel they just put out there,” he said.

The video was posted with the message: “Say NO to hate-mongering. Cricketers are subjected to online abuse way too often. It’s high time we take a strong stand against it. Victories and Losses are a part of any sport. We stand by you @RCBTweets @danchristian54 @Gmaxi_32. We’ve been there too.”

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RCB batter and Christian’s compatriot Glenn Maxwell was the first one to call out the social media trolls. Maxwell hit back on social media trolls following the incident.

–IANS

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