Jermaine Jenas has revealed the 'shocking racist abuse he was subjected to during Euro 2020 led to him calling the police'.
Speaking in a new interview in which the former footballer called upon social media giants to 'clamp down on trolls', Jermaine, 38, described the online platforms as being 'the black market of racism'.
Speaking to The Sun, The One Show host said: 'I got a lot of abuse commentating during the Euros, which wasn't nice.'
Shocking: Jermaine Jenas, 38, has revealed the 'shocking racist abuse he was subjected to during Euro 2020 led to him calling the police'
Jermaine spent the past year delving into racism for a new Channel 4 documentary named Hunting The Football Trolls: Jermaine Jenas after teaming up with the Football Policing Unit.
Of his vile Euro 2020 abuse, the doting father-of-three explained: 'Pretty much any game I did, I was trending on Twitter afterwards — a lot of it was racial abuse.'
He added: 'It got to the point — after the third game, I think — where I had to delete Twitter. It wasn't a healthy place for me to be.'
Noting that he was normally a 'laid back person',