Thats a completely different scenario. The one I was linking was more to some of the replies to this thread.For me it wasn't a need to come off social media, more a realisation that it added nothing to my quality of life. I was no better off with social media, I'm no worse off without it.
But I think the issue here around sports people and others in the public eye is that it isn't possible to stay clear of comments when they're being targeted at them, often through direct messages. Something has to give, this 'just ignore it' attitude helps nobody.
How many posters within this thread, that have 'had to come off social media' have realistically been directly targeted for abuse? I'd say probably none, as it wasn't referenced as example or a reason for coming off social media in the examples above.