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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deletes Twitter account after social media rant

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he will be leaving Twitter as the outrage surrounding the European Super League takes over the social media site.

The Arsenal captain has been recovering in hospital after contracting malaria whilst on international duty with Gabon.

While he has been out of action, the footballing landscape has been changing rapidly around him after Sunday night’s groundbreaking announcement.

At that point, Arsenal confirmed they would be one of the 12 Founding Members of the highly controversial break away Super League.

The competition was set to effectively replace the current European competitions and in doing so, guaranteeing the elite clubs across the continent a place in the tournament.

The Arsenal captain has missed the last two games after contracting the virus whilst on international duty

However, after widespread criticism from governments, governing bodies and fans, it is believed the competition is on the brink of collapse.

Fellow members Manchester City and Chelsea are both preparing documentation to leave the ESL, while Atletico Madrid are understood to be doing similar.

Shortly after the news had emerged, Aubameyang took to Twitter with a length post, stating he would leave the site.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang posted a lengthy tweet as he continues his recovery after contracting malaria
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang posted a lengthy tweet as he continues his recovery after contracting malaria

He mentioned the fact that the doomed competition had taken over more important matters, including the coronavirus pandemic and the issue regarding online abuse and racism.

The post read: “I ain’t missed you Twitter. So we not allowed to talk about anything? Only football and Super League? No more talking about Covid?!

“Or online abuse or racism…nice.

“Even sick (without fone), I was feeling better than now with fone (sic) let me turn it off. See u.”

He has since deleted his Twitter account, although his Instagram account, which has over 10million followers, currently remains active.

Aubameyang's account now shows as being deactivated, after his post on Tuesday night
Aubameyang’s account now shows as being deactivated, after his post on Tuesday night

The furious reaction to the Super League in comparison to other issues in the country, was also a point raised by Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford after their draw with Liverpool on Monday night.

“It’s amazing the amount of uproar that comes in to the game when somebody’s pockets are being hurt,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s a shame it’s not like that when all the things that go wrong with things at the minute, racism and stuff like that.”

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