DAN Osborne has tackled a “racist, vile, horrible” troll head-on after they used the ex TOWIE star’s profile picture to spout sick abuse about England footballers.
The former reality TV personality, 30, who is married to Jacqueline Jossa, 28, abruptly stopped his work for the day to post an Instagram video about the troll – and urged fans to report them.
Former TOWIE star Dan Osborne is urging fans to report a ‘scumbag’ who is using his pictures on his profile to send out vile ‘racist’ abuseCredit: instagram
It comes after a trio of the England football team including Marcus Rashford, pictured, were subject to sickening social media abuse after the Euro 2020 finalCredit: Getty
The Prize Paradise creator said: “We are just about to do the live draw but this is something I really need to address.
“I’ve been sent this a load of times now but theres a guy with a profile on Twitter – his profile is using my pictures as if it’s him.
“He’s putting disgusting, racist, vile horrible things up that I don’t even want to put up on my page.”
After urging followers with a Twitter page to go on their profiles and block the offender, Dan added: “He’s using my pictures and I don’t want a picture of me anywhere near that scumbag.”
I don’t want a picture of me anywhere near that scumbag.”
Following the England football team’s devastating Euro 2020 Final defeat against Italy on Sunday, the most saddening outcome was the sickening racist comments of some, posted on social media and directed to the Three Lions’ penalty-takers.
Dan’s experience comes shortly after Boris Johnson, Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate and Prince William blasted the vile individuals who targeted Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after their misses.
The Royal – who was at Sunday’s game with wife Kate and son George – said he’s “sickened” at the disgusting trolls.
And Gareth Southgate has told journalists the attacks are “unforgiveable” – and it’s “just not what we stand for”.
The Duke of Cambridge, who serves as president of The FA, tweeted: “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match.
“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
“It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W.”
Boris Johnson is among those to condemn the sick jibes.
“This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” he said.
“Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”
The Met Police has vowed to launch a probe.
MET POLICE PROBE
The force said: “We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the Euro 2020 final.
“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”
And Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: “I’m disgusted that England players who have given so much for our country this summer have been subject to vile racist abuse on social media.
“It has no place in our country and I back the police to hold those responsible accountable.”
Twitter said today it has removed more than 1,000 posts within the past 24 hours which violated its policy, as well as permanently suspending a number of accounts.
Dan, 30, took a break from work to vent his fury on his Instagram StoriesCredit: instagram
The Met Police have vowed to launch a probe into the horrific racist Tweets sent to Jadon Sancho and his fellow penalty-takersCredit: Getty
Teen Bukayo Saka was also targeted following England’s defeat to Italy on SundayCredit: PA
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