English football to boycott social media

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25 April 2021

Premier League, English Football League and Women's Super League clubs will join in a four-day boycott of social media platforms in an effort to combat abuse and discrimination, APA reports citing BBC.

The boycott will start on 30 April.

The Football Association, as well as league bodies and other organisations, including anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out, will also be involved.

"This boycott signifies our collective anger," said Kick it Out's chairman Sanjay Bhandari.

"Social media is now sadly a regular vessel for toxic abuse.

"By removing ourselves from the platforms, we are making a symbolic gesture to those with power. We need you to act. We need you to create change.

"We need social media companies to make their platforms a hostile environment for trolls rather than for the football family."

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