Swansea To Boycott Social Media For A Week In Protest At Online Abuse
Zeeshan Mehtab 7 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 08:55 PM
Swansea City, who play in the English football's second tier Championship, have said they will boycott social media for seven days as part of a protest against on-line abuse
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :Swansea City, who play in the English football's second tier Championship, have said they will boycott social media for seven days as part of a protest against on-line abuse.
The decision by the Welsh club follows a rise in the number of footballers being subjected to racist abuse on social media, with the Liverpool trio Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane the latest to be targeted following Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss to Real Madrid.
"From 5pm (1600 GMT) today all first-team players, those in the academy professional phase (Under-23s and Under-18s), Swansea City Ladies, Community Trust, senior club staff and official club channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok) will not post any content for a period of seven days," the club said in a statement on Thursday.
"Three of our squad have been racially abused in recent weeks and, as a squad and club, we wanted to take this stance as we again call on those at the forefront of social media companies to implement the change that is needed now and in the future.
"I find it staggering that we are still talking about racism and abuse of this kind."