Amid antisemitic twitter abuse, game show host receives extra security

In early December Riley tweeted a video produced by Kick It Out and the Chelsea football club about antisemitic abuse prevalent in English soccer culture.

Soccer Football - FA Cup Final - Chelsea vs Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 19, 2018 Presenter Rachel Riley before the match. (photo credit: LEE SMITH / REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FA Cup Final - Chelsea vs Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 19, 2018 Presenter Rachel Riley before the match.
(photo credit: LEE SMITH / REUTERS)
Rachel Riley, an English television personality, best known for her co-hosting Countdown, a puzzle game show, is set to receive extra security after she was the target of online abuse, The Jewish Chronicle's website reported.
In early December Riley tweeted a video produced by Kick It Out and the Chelsea football club about antisemitism prevalent in English soccer culture.
Since then, Riley has been the subject for criticism and abuse.
Some of this abuse she believes come from Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party supporters, because of her criticism of the party and Corbyn, its leader.
“We are getting more security for Countdown. By speaking up against antisemitism you are a target. I don’t take it lightly," Riley said according to the report.  “The more I speak, the more abuse I get, and the more abuse I get the more I speak. It’s got to the point where I can’t look at my Twitter feed any more. It’s just a constant stream."
Riley, who is Jewish, has continued to speak out against antisemitism regardless of the twitter abuse. In January Riley talked about antisemitism on English Channel 4's podcast Ways to Change the World.