Social media-savvy coach and former jumps rider Jamie Osborne produced a splash on Twitter Wednesday night when he posted a screenshot of a disturbing information despatched to his daughter, 19-yr-old apprentice jockey Saffie Osborne. The trainer termed for punishment and system bans of the perpetrator, and reported the incident has been referred to law enforcement, according to racingpost.com.
“I know jockeys get messages all the time, and I do not know what proportion of them get claimed, but I consider there will come a position the place enough is enough,” Osborne told racingpost.com. “I know Saffie has been finding them. But the character and the tone of this one particular was, in my head, a action also significantly, and I never see why jockeys should really have to set up with this on a typical basis without the need of there seemingly getting any contact for action.”
Numerous social media customers stepped up to support Osborne, like top coach Mark Johnston, who is also pursuing police motion with a equivalent abusive information sent to jockey Joe Fanning.
Difficulties with cyber bulling caused the British Horseracing Authority to sign up for with other sports in a social media blackout during the very first weekend of Might, and a spokesperson for the BHA told racingpost.com: “Everyone at the BHA was appalled to find out of the abuse acquired by Saffie Osborne. The BHA has been in contact with Saffie and her family members to offer you our aid and it has been heartening to see the racing community uniting to condemn this abhorrent conduct.”
Read through much more at racingpost.com.
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