ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUBS, PLAYERS & SPORTING BODIES BEGIN FOUR-DAY SOCIAL MEDIA BOYCOTT

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Football clubs, players, athletes and a number of sporting bodies have begun a four-day boycott of social media in an attempt to tackle abuse and discrimination on their platforms.

It began today (Fri) and will end on Monday.

The “show of solidarity against online abuse” hopes to encourage companies to take a stronger stance against racist and sexist abuse by users.

Rugby union, cricket and rugby league have also joined the protest.

The English Premier League released a statement prior to the four-day silence, saying it would not stop challenging companies “until discriminatory online abuse is removed from games and wider society”.