Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell insists online abuse will not stop him using social media in a defiant message to supporters.
The ex-Norwich City midfielder, 25, released a statement regarding online abuse after he posted an image on his Instagram over the weekend.
Rangers star Todd Cantwell had uploaded an image to the social media site of himself smiling in the aftermath of Celtic’s League Cup exit at the hands of Kilmarnock.
Suffering a barrage of abuse in the aftermath, the Rangers star took to Instagram suggesting that football players may as well shut down their accounts.
Todd Cantwell won’t be forced off social media
Speaking after Rangers’ 2-2 Champions League Playoff draw with PSV Eindhoven, the talented midfielder claims the toxic abuse will not deter him from posting on social media.
”I think social media can be amazing and it can be really dangerous,” Todd Cantwell said.
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“There’s a lot of sensitivity around social media. Just for clarity there is no sensitivity from my end.
“I was just merely making a point that if a player can’t post a photo of himself smiling and that causes an upset then what’s the point in player’s having accounts?
“That’s my stance.
“I’ll be completely honest, I personally think social media is quite a dangerous platform at times.
“I think there’s not much responsibility for what people put out and for some people that can be really effective.
“For me, I enjoy my social media. You guys knows that.
“I post, I try to interact with the fans, I use it for the positive reasons and I’ll continue to do so.”
Rangers midfielder gets Ibrox bug
Speaking after a raucous Ibrox helped the Rangers side to a gutsy 2-2 draw with PSV, Todd Cantwell was also glowing about the fans away from social media.
The England midfielder describes playing for Rangers as an “absolute honour” and it’s clear the former Premier League star has been bitten by the Ibrox bug.
“It’s amazing, it’s an absolute honour to play for this football club, it really is,” said Cantwell.
“A lot of people say before you come up here ‘you’re playing for Rangers how is it’ all of that.
“It was just amazing, it’s something I will hold on to for a long time. You know I really do, I really do love pulling on that shirt.”
Rangers signed Todd Cantwell in January this year with Michael Beale recently explaining all is not as it appears with regards the transfer fee involved.