Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deactivates his Twitter account

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deactivates his Twitter account after exploding into bizarre rant with his final tweet – in which he criticised the social media company for ‘no more talking about Covid… or online abuse or racism’

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently out of action after contracting malaria
  • But the Arsenal captain launched into a rant on Twitter on Tuesday evening 
  • He explained he ‘had not missed Twitter’ before complaining about the company
  • The 31-year-old Gabonese forward then decided to deactivate his account 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has deactivated his Twitter account after a bizarre rant aimed at the social media company in his final tweet. 

The Arsenal captain, who is recovering after contracting malaria, which has seen him miss the Gunners’ last three games, deactivated his account last night. 

Yet with his last tweet the 31-year-old Gabonese explained that ‘he had not missed Twitter’ and made series of criticisms, which did not make sense but suggested he took issue with the platform’s handling of the issues of coronavirus, online abuse and racism.

In full, Aubameyang posted: ‘I ain’t missed you Twitter. So we not allowed to talk about anything? 

‘Only football and Super League? No more talking about Covid?! Or online abuse or racism. Nice. Even Sick (without fone) I was feeling better than now with fone. 

‘Let me turn it off. See u.’ 


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) deactivated his Twitter account (right) last night

The 31-year-old Arsenal captain said he had not missed Twitter and criticised the company 

His decision to remove his Twitter account comes less than a week after Aubameyang confirmed on his Instagram account he had been hospitalised with malaria. 

Aubameyang told his 10 million followers: ‘Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls. Unfortunately I contracted Malaria whilst being on national team duty in Gabon a few weeks ago. 

‘I’ve spent a few days in hospital this week but I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly. 

Aubameyang uploaded a selfie of him in hospital last week after contracting malaria

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful he should have his captain available again soon 

‘I wasn’t feeling myself the last couple of weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!’ 

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful he should have his captain available for selection again soon. 

‘He’s completely fine, we’ll see how he recovers,’ Arteta said last Friday. ‘He wants to be back as soon as possible — that’s what he said to me.’ 

Arsenal’s next game is at home to Everton on Friday night in the Premier League before a huge Europa League semi-final tie against Villarreal – and former boss Unai Emery.   


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