Celtic star's girlfriend Summer Harl tackles online trolls
Celtic WAG Summer Harl is calling out online trolls as part of a new campaign. She has signed up to the Respect our Players drive to eradicate abuse from fans towards footballers.
Summer, a former Celtic TV presenter, is seeing first hand the abuse supporters give online.
She is calling on the trolls to cut it out as it gets to the footballers in their daily lives.
Summer Harl backing important trolling campaign
Summer is the girlfriend of Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.
The couple have been going out for a few years having met while Summer was a presenter for the club.
The 30-year-old has real experience of trolls and had to come off Twitter to avoid abuse from strangers.
Already this season a 15-year-old was banned from Ibrox for unsavoury comments towards Scott Brown.
Now backing Respect our Players, Summer is appealing to the vile trolls who attack her and others.
She told the Scottish Sun: “All it takes is for people to think before tweeting, or hitting send on those awful messages and to put themselves in the shoes of the person on the end of that message.
“To imagine their loved ones receiving a message like that.
“Like the campaign’s message; respect our players.”
Former Hoops youth quits Twitter due to trolls
Ex-Celtic defender Andy Robertson left Twitter yesterday after receiving a barrel load of abuse. Robertson gave away a penalty in their defeat at Napoli which is prompting hundreds of trolls to tweet abuse at him.
The left-back is fresh from winning the Champions League last season and is sitting top of the English Premier League.
However, it seems some fans have a short memory and like to make a quick name for themselves.
It’s not known whether the Scotland captain will return to Twitter in future.
Nevertheless, it’s a fantastic example that even those at the top level get abuse about their performances online which they can’t escape.