"The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore," he said. "There HAS to be some accountability. It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous."
Until it changes, he said he'll be disabling his accounts "across all social media platforms." He has 2.7 million followers on Instagram and 2.3 million on Twitter.
The 43-year-old Frenchman resigned as coach of FC Montreal in Major League Soccer last month, citing family reasons and wanting to return to London.
Henry's statement doesn't specify whether he's received online abuse, but last year he discussed racism that he experienced during his playing career.
Henry, a 1998 World Cup champion with France, retired from playing in December 2014 after four-plus seasons with the New York Red Bulls.
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