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English Football Announces Social Media Boycott

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Apr 29 2021 07:30AM

Bantams Supporters Trust are united with the whole of football and supporters groups to oppose online social media abuse towards players, managers, and anybody who’s anybody in the game.

Unfortunately with increasing regularity, abuse is meted towards those connected with our football clubs especially if results are not going the right way.

Today, Friday 30th April, from 3pm until 11.59 on Monday 3rd May, the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters’ Association will unite for a social media boycott.

“The Football Supporters’ Association is fully behind the game’s efforts to stamp out online hate and discrimination and will join next weekend’s social media boycott. Much media attention has rightly focused on the vile abuse aimed at players, managers and journalists in the men’s and women’s game and we see that aimed at fan groups too. It has to stop.

“Many of our most active fan groups tell us that they have received disgusting abuse when they are doing nothing more than trying to represent their supporter base. It’s a threat to the very existence of supporter organisations who are run by volunteers in their spare time. As fans we stand with players, managers, referees and all in the game in calling for the social media companies to step up.” Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the Football Supporters’ Association, 24th April.

Read the FSA’s statement on the boycott here.

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