EXCLUSIVE: Watford Captain Troy Deeney was told by social media companies that & # 39; the monkey emoji is NOT a RACIST & # 39; after he had flagged insulting messages from disgusting users
Troy Deeney has provided insight into how racist abuse becomes rejected by some social media companies – revealing that someone has responded to his complaints by claiming that & # 39; the monkey emoji is not racist & # 39 ;.
Watford Captain Deeney says he has reported at least 60 messages and cannot believe that nowadays social media sites are only being challenged about the vitriol they allow on their vitriol to remain on platforms.
Deeney was one of a number of footballers who shined a light on the common language aimed at footballers on sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook last season, in his case after Watford & # 39; s FA Cup semi-final victory over Wolves .
The enormous problem eem has already surfaced this campaign. One Nottingham Forest fan was banned and arrested this week for a tweet sent to Derby & Duane Holmes, while Merseyside police confirmed on Thursday that they are investigating a racist tweet directed at Liverpool star Mo Salah.
Hornets striker Deeney said: & I have disabled my comments [on social media sites]. I don't do it because it bothers me, I do it because it disturbs others. How do Twitter, Instagram and Facebook not work?
& # 39; I have reported at least 60 [messages] just trying to remove them and it [the message that] is coming back is & # 39; the monkey emoji is not racist & # 39 ;. "
The PFA organized a social media boycott by its members in April to emphasize the issue of online abuse and to require social media companies to do more to address the problem.
While Deeney believes the campaign has contributed to raising awareness of the problem. The Watford trio also revealed that they hardly received any notification that the initiative was coming.
Former Football League striker, Fresh Ego Kid fashion label boss Marvin Morgan, social media personality and host of Manchester United fan channel The United Stand, Rants & # 39; n & # 39; Bants and celebrity hairdresser Justin Carr also participated in the broad chat when the group covered a number of topics, including their respective careers, upbringing, parenting, education and wider issues in society and football.
Gray also claimed that the FA had little interest in what is happening under the championship, citing his prohibition of four competitions for historical tweets that popped up in 2016 while he was in Burnley as an example.
The striker said: & # 39; This is the FA problem. They don't care about anything that happens in a non-competition. When I was banned for my tweets when I played in non-league [for Hinckley United] they admitted they saw them when I played in non-league, but said nothing.
& # 39; Once I entered the Premier League it was a problem. They don't care. It is only because we are now Premier League football players, we are a face and people notice. They don't care what happens under the championship. & # 39;
The full, first episode of The Barbershop Talk is available on YouTube from 6:00 pm on Friday.
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All attention is focused on the & # 39; Marco Silva derby & # 39; in Goodison Park on the second weekend of the new Premier League season.
And both parties will be desperate for their first three points of the 2019-2020 campaign.
Everton were detained in a combat draw at Crystal Palace that had been reduced to 10 men for part of the competition after the broadcast of Morgan Schneiderlin.
FA Cup Finalists Watford continued to worry about the downturn in their league form with a shock of 3-0 home defeat for Brighton for their own fans.
Is it too much to ask for a number of goals because both parties want to break through their drought after disappointing opening games?
EVERTON: Goal-shy Toffees already cause for concern
Everton & # 39; s summer ended in a wave of optimism when the deals became completed for Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi.
The last two will be desperate for the chance to impress if Silva is considering handing out home debut.
And the boy of the Toffees needs an injection with attacking prowess in the last third of the field.
It was far from a disastrous preseason for Silva & # 39; s side, but a return of three goals from seven games is clearly cause for concern – especially when followed by a scoreless draw in the opening weekend.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin offers a lot of energy in advance, but lacks quality. Richarlison has all the tools, but has yet to reach that next level and had a preseason disrupted by the Copa America.
If Everton is to come close to the top six, the problem of the target-shy attackers must be solved.
Richarlison top score with 14. last season, but in reality Everton still has to find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, sold to Manchester United two years ago.
The visit of Watford, who shipped three home to Brighton, certainly represents an opportunity for Silva to lay a marker for how his side can attack and land on the forefoot.
K ean only managed seven for Juventus last season – and has already focused on it this year – while Iwobi scored only four in four years in Arsenal.
At this stage of the season, it is definitely up to Richarlison to heal those final third releases.
WATFORD: Defensive vulnerabilities leave Gracia exposed
After a strong showing in 2018-19 and a run to the FA Cup final, there was a sure buzz around Watford's outlook this season.
Only a 3-0 backwards in the hands of Brighton on Vicarage Road during the opening weekend came as a surprise.
But should it have been done?
For all progress under Javi Gracia and the wonders of a cup run, their form of competition ended worryingly.
The Hornets won only three of their last 10 games and lost their last three to fall into the bottom half of the table.
They shipped three in Chelsea, four at home in West Ham and then six to Manchester City, Wembley.
The new centerback combination of Craig Cathcart and Craig Dawson takes time to learn, but managers at Watford rarely get that luxury.
Gracia is the club manager's first club to survive an entire season since Gianfranco Zola in 2012-13.
He has been their long-serving manager in a decade, but owners of the Pozzo family offer no guarantees of safety.
With West Ham and Newcastle to follow later this month, it is now time for Gracia to take away the fear that he is the same way as his predecessors.
Everton & # 39; sp] convicted from XI: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Andre Gomes, Gbamin; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert Lewin.
Watford & # 39; s predicted start XI: Foster; Kiko Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney, Gray.
What do the bookmakers say?
Everton will try to pick up his first win of the season in Goodison Park and can be supported on 4/6. Visitors to Watford can bounce back from their 3-0 home defeat by Brighton and stand 4/1 for the win. The draw is also available on 3/1.
Moise Kean is the bookmakers' favorite to score the opening goal of the game and to open his account as a Toffee player on 4/1. A 2-0 home win is priced at a tempting 7/1.
All odds via gambling aggregator BeMyBet.com
What was said?
Everton striker Richarlison : & # 39; For us we play with extra pleasure because we know we have the fans on our side. When we played at home last season, we beat the big clubs and I think we can continue our form this season. We have this extra support at home. You hear that siren and your hair standing. & # 39;
Watford manager Javi Gracia : The team works well, is focused on the game and at the moment they are all hurt and all in this moment think about this game. We had a bad result. It was difficult for us, a difficult game, but we try to learn in all games. & # 39;
Everton won six of their first nine Premier League games against Watford (W6 D2 L1) but are not winning in their last three against the Hornets (W0 D1 L2).
Watford is non-profit in all 13 away games against Everton in all competitions (W0 D2 L11), leading three of their last four games at Goodison Park, but failed to win one.
Everton held five consecutive Premier League home games at the end of the 2018-19 season in the league once before, with seven in a row between March and September 2013.
Watford has lost their last four Premier League games – they haven't lost five in a row since they played their last six games of the 2016-17 Season under Walter Mazzarri.
Everton wants to win five consecutive times and Premier League home games for the first time since a run of eight under Ronald Koeman in April 2017.
In the top flight, Watford collected five points from a possible 72 in 24 away games against the two Merseyside clubs (Everton and Liverpool), win one, draw two and lose 21 of those games.
Against Crystal Palace, Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton became the 12th other player to be sent away under Marco Silva in the Premier League – five more than have been sent away under another manager since Silva & # 39; s first game in the competition in January 14th, 2017.
Watford midfielder Adoulaye Doucoure talks about ambitions to move to a Champions League club … and praises Nigel Pearson for his direct but not very pleasant & # 39; approach
- Watford Abbey Doucoure said he wants to play in the Champions League
- The midfielder sees a move to a large club after the summer PSG interest
- Doucoure said Watford & # 39; would let him go easily & # 39; if the club and deal were right
- He also praised Hornet's boss Nigel Pearson for his & # 39; direct & # 39; approach
The Frenchman was a target for Paris Saint Germain and Everton in earlier windows after four seasons on Vicarage Road. Since the arrival of Nigel Pearson as manager of the Hornets, Doucoure has been revived and has scored three goals since the turn of the year.
However, he has turned his eyes to a possible move in the summer and claims Watford would & # 39; let him go easily & # 39 ;.
& We are at the end of a cycle & # 39 ;, the 27-year-old explained.
& # 39; I think I can still make huge progress. I can still do great things. It is clear that if I am forced to change clubs, it is a step forward.
& # 39; If a high-level club comes and makes an interesting offer for me, the club will of course let me go easily. & # 39;
This is not the first time that Doucoure has spoken of leaving Watford, because he said on French TV at the beginning of January that he wanted to stop the Premier League club for PSG .
& # 39; Of course, the clubs that play in the Champions League are the goal for every player. After that I don't want a certain club anymore. I'm happy in the Premier League.
& # 39; I'm sure I want to stay in the Premier League. We will see who presents for me or not this summer. & # 39;
Watford is deep in the Premier League relegation battle and is currently 19th in the rankings. However, their low league position is still in stark contrast to their status before the former Leicester City boss took over.
Doucoure said that Pearson may not be the most & # 39; pleasant & # 39; has had a major impact on Vicarage Road.
& # 39; Nigel is someone who is very direct and very honest, & # 39; said Doucoure.
& # 39; He has arrived h very simple, simple things – he has reduced the reality of football. Sometimes he is not very pleasant with the players, but everyone does that well.
& # 39; He woke the whole group. We cannot stay in this position. We can't keep losing matches that easily. Nigel has helped the mentality of the players.
& # 39; My role has changed. I already played in this position for Rennes. It is not a new feature for me. I cover a lot of miles. The English style, you attack, you defend. I try to improve every day. & # 39;
Watford is next in action against Manchester United on February 23 after a two-week winter break.
Watford boss Nigel Pearson calls on his players to hold on to their nerves as he looks forward to unleashing his FIFTH major escape
- Watford manager Nigel Pearson has emphasized that his team must keep their nerves
- The Hornets dropped more points on Saturday when they drew 1-1 with Brighton
- Pearson has experience helping teams to survive and feel he can do it again
When Nigel Pearson talks about what it takes successful in the fight against degradation, he does so from a position of considerable knowledge.
Pearson was in charge of Carlisle and signed Jimmy Glass, the goalkeeper whose dramatic last-day goal against Plymouth kept the Cumbrians in the Football League in 1999.
Three years later, he held Southampton in the championship thanks to a victory on the last day against Sheffield United.
Pearson & # 39; s most recent survival act, with Leicester, is well documented, comes a year before their unforgettable 2016 Premier League title triumph.
Pearson laid the foundation by repeating the performances of which he was a part of West Brom and bringing Leicester to safety after being in the last position on Christmas Day.
The key to every achievement? "We all have to keep our courage," Pearson said. "We must all ensure that our disappointment with negative experiences does not have a harmful effect because things can change very quickly. Whether it is related to a relegation battle or it has to do with holding on to your nerves to eventually win something.
& # 39; If you can stay in control as well as possible, you have a better chance. & # 39;
Pearson makes it a hat trick when Watford stays up, because the Hornets were also in 20th place at Christmas – and a fifth Great Escape overall.
After experiencing his appointment at the beginning of December, making Watford & # 39; s survival a formality, the results are now leading.
They have none of their last four games and threw eight points away from winning positions in the last three. At Brighton, Adrian Mariappa's late own goal denied them the victory after Abdoulaye Doucoure fired Watford in the first half.
Now comes the nerve test.
Pearson emphasizing the importance of staying in control may seem to be at odds with parts of his public persona.
In addition to their successful relegation battle, his time in Leicester is also remembered for an argument with James McArthur of Crystal Palace, the infamous & ostrich & # 39; spit with a journalist and told a fan about & # 39; go away and die & # 39 ;.
But that Pearson is very different from the one described as & # 39; a top, real guy & # 39; by a former colleague who made life at Watford fun again and comes across as incredibly measured and level.
His focus on the qualities of his players as people and also footballers also defied the perception.
& # 39; The human traits will be very important to us, & # 39; he said. "We believe we have the players with the options. What we need are our qualities as people to shine through.
"Humility. Humour. Honesty. Trust. Sound values. In the workplace, I think they are very important features. & # 39;
Brighton had to show their bottle this season to adhere to their property-based style, while it would be easy to dive into the glamor of the stands. and abandon it.
On occasions against Watford, they were so close to taking one risk too much, but were eventually rewarded with a point. While trying to keep Brighton away from danger, manager Graham Potter insisted that everything will not be stylish.
He said: "We must not let them do what they do not feel comfortable with. But at the same time, we believe in how we want to win football matches. I felt today that we were unlucky not to win. But there was a lot to be positive about. "
Barcelona plan to replace Luis Suarez – by Luis Suarez … while viewing the Watford striker currently on loan to Real Zaragoza
- Luis Suarez is expected to come out for most of the rest of the season for Barcelona
- The striker underwent knee surgery and could now be replaced by his namesake
- Watford & Luis Suarez has 14 goals in 24 games for the second division Real Zaragoza
- The borrower could join Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann if Barca made a move
Former Liverpool hitman Suarez has scored 14 goals for the League title holders this season, but is expected to miss most of the remainder of the campaign after surgery on the right knee problem that is affecting him held in the Copa del Rey final last season
That could lead new coach Quique Setien to turn to Luis Suarez of the Hornets, who has performed almost as productively as his more famous counterpart by scoring 14 goals score in 24 games for the second division Real Zaragoza.
The 22-year-old has been productively engaged in form that Zaragoza has proposed as third in the table and has drawn interest from Barcelona, according to The Sun .
Setien has lost Ousmane Dembele to a hamstring problem and is confronted with the prospect of top scorer Lionel Messi thinking about a relocation of the Nou Camp after the Argentinian star was angry with comments from sports director Eric Abidal.
Younger Suarez joined Watford & # 39; s youth team in 2017 and made a temporary switch to Zaragoza last summer after borrowing spells with fellow Spanish parties Valladolid and Gimnastic.
He never played for Premier League wrestlers but could now offer back-up to Messi and Antoine Griezmann after Setien had not brought in any new recruits during the transfer window in the aftermath of his appointment on January 13.
The prospect in form could become the newest Luis Suarez to play for Barca, in the footsteps of another legendary attacking talent.
The Luis Suarez, who played for Barcelona between 1955 and 1961, was a well-known attacking midfielder who scored a goal every other game before spending nine years at Inter Milan and enjoying a decorated management career, including three spells charged with Inter between 1975 and 1995 and a three-year reign as Spain boss who took over the 1990 World Cup.
Speaking for the trip to his former club Real Bet is today, Setien admitted that Barcelona & # 39; must find someone & # 39; and added: & # 39; Versatility is of course very important to us, but that can be hard to find.
& # 39; You can only have what is on the market. First we need permission to sign a player.
& # 39; We have quite a few names on the list, but there are other conditions to keep in mind. It doesn't always depend on me or even on the club, but on the circumstances. & # 39;
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Brighton : Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Burn (Maupay 57), Schelotto (Jahanbakhsh 73), Propper, Mooy, March, Gross (Alzate 61), Murray, Trossard
Subs : Webster, Button, Bernardo, Connolly
Targets : Mariappa's own goal 78
Booked : Schelotto
Watford: Foster, Mariappa, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra (Pussetto 82), Hughes, Deulofeu (Welbeck 86), Deeney
Subs : Gomes, Dawson, Welbeck, Chalobah, Gray, Holebas,
Targets : Doucoure 19
Posted : Hughes, Mariappa
Referee : Kevin Friend
Watford, LIVE: Troy Deeney and Co. travel to the Amex in a six-pointer relegation in the late kickoff of the Premier League
- Brighton faced Watford in crunch relegation collision in Premier League late kickoff
- Both have struggled in recent games and will desperately collect three points
- Follow it all here with Sportsmail with the action to start at 5:30 pm
The men of Nigel Pearson enjoyed a revival in shape during the Christmas period but have lost their last two and have fallen back to the relegation zone.
Brighton has in the meantime earned praise for their progressive playing style this season, but the results are inconsistent and they are only two points above the bottom three and winless in five.
Both would like to get three points tonight. You can follow all the build-up and live action of these here with Sportsmail & Jack Kinnersley.
Nigel Pearson urges Watford stars to share goals, as Captain Troy Deeney bears most of the responsibility for Hornets
- Watford manager Nigel Pearson wants to enjoy the target pressure on Troy Deeney
- The Hornets have struggled for goals this season with 23 goals in 25 games
- The back- to-back losses for Aston Villa and Everton are lagging Watford & # 39; s progress
Manager Nigel Pearson wants to enjoy the target pressure on captain Troy Deeney in The battle of Watford for the survival of the Premier League.
But Watford has found the back of the net only 23 times out of their 25 games this term, only one more than Crystal Palace who have the worst record in the division.
And in anticipation of his crucial collision with Brighton, that his Pearson is also planning to save their top status and would like to help Deeney's teammates.
& # 39; Talked to Everton after the game last weekend, and it was so after we also faced Spurs, they were very enthusiastic about how annoying Troy is to play against, "Pearson said.
"What you have to remember with someone like Troy is that he is a very difficult customer. He is someone who scores goals and his record is very good, but moreover he is also game-effective when I think of how he occupies more than one player at a time.
& # 39; But the bottom line is that we have to find goals in the entire team. You have to accept that players put themselves in scoring positions, and Troy generally does that.
& # 39; But we must find ways in which other people can contribute, and that is an ongoing process to which we are trying to find the answers. & # 39;
The successive defeats against Aston Villa and Everton have sucked Watford back into the drop zone and she will go to the Amex Stadium for the late kick-off of Saturday two points and two places drifting for safety.
Tyrone Mings struck in the fifth minute stopping time to win all three points for Villa in January, while Theo Walcott scored at death to complete a 3-2 comeback win for 10-man Everton at Vicarage Road last weekend.
& # 39; I don't want to make anything out of nothing, & # 39; Pearson said about the late goals his side has admitted.
& These things can happen sometimes. We have seen them exceptionally well in other games.
& # 39; I am sure we will also find ways to win games with a late goal. It's how you handle that.
& # 39; There are probably more errors in the Premier League than other competitions in Europe where there is slightly more controlled possession and it is slower.
& # 39; Of course it's not nice if it happens to you, but I could waste a lot of energy by putting more pressure on the players by pointing out something they are keenly aware of. & # 39;
Seventh consecutive defeat means that it can be gracias and goodnight for Watford manager Javi Gracia
- Javi Gracia is favorite as the first manager to be fired this season
- The Spaniard should take a sheet from the book of former Watford boss Graham Taylor
- The Hornets fell through West Ham 3-1, their third loss of the season
& # 39; Football is a simple game, & # 39; said the recording. "It is not an advanced game. It is a game for the man on the terraces. It is a game to make people enthusiastic. "
Someone should tell his current coach Javi Gracia. On Saturday, Watford lost for the seventh time in a row – a slump that this club had not experienced since 1999.
The words of the late Taylor came from an interview in 1980 with John Motson of the BBC.
Torino & # 39; has decided to fire Walter Mazzarri after a series of heavy defeats & # 39; the former Watford manager leaving the Series A side after two years
Torino is set to dismiss manager Walter Mazzarri after sunday 4-0 thumping from humble Lecce.
The historic Italian side has leaked a huge 15 goals in their last three games, with a 4-2 hidden for AC Milan and a 7-0 collapse at home for Atalanta coming for this weekend embarrassment.
However, his rule now seems to have reached a low point, and Acco rending to Football Italia the Italian will be fired after recent results.
His stay in the hot-seat in Turin has lasted since January 2018, and former Frosinone coach Moreno Longo is said to be the favorite to take over.
Turin is still 12th in the Serie A, but their journey in the Europa League ended in the play-off phase by Wolves.
Next, they face Claudio Ranieri & # 39; s Sampdoria, with the former Leicester coach taking the side out of relegation places and up to 16th has drawn.