Football clubs, players, and many other sporting communities have started a four-day social media boycott in an effort to combat bullying and racism on their platforms. It shows solidarity against online abuse and hopes to encourage others to have a stronger stance against Racism.
Meanwhile, Rugby Union, Cricket, Netball Rugby league, and Formula1 have also joined hands in this protest.
Football has always been supporting multiple movements against racism. In the Premier League at the start of a football match, players have a moment to raise their fist that represents unity or solidarity, generally with oppressed peoples. The black fist, also known as the Black Power fist, is a logo generally associated with Black nationalism, Black pride, solidarity, and socialism.
There is No Room For Racism. Anywhere.
Not online, not in the stands, not at home, and not on the streets.
We all must come together as fans, as players, and as clubs to combat discrimination wherever it exists in society.
That is why this weekend, the Premier League and our clubs will join other leagues, governing bodies, and organizations across English football and wider sport to boycott social media and demand change.
The Premier League and our clubs will switch off Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account across a full fixture program, from 15:00 BST on Friday 30 April until 23:59 BST on Monday 3 May.
The League will also pause publishing on its YouTube channel during the boycott.Premier League
Social Media, a platform where you can either earn hate or love in just a matter of seconds with just a post or a video clip or even posting a comment. We all have seen in the past right? but the consequences depend on your usage. we have seen people getting famous and living a happy life and some suffering from mental disorders just by comparing themselves to others.
Racism is the biggest problem right now in this world, we have seen protests for the past several years and we are still struggling to deal with racism. The majority of the Black Community has to suffer a lot from White Community in several aspects.
It is causing a huge impact on the mental health of American Africans. Here is a detailed article on the impact of racism on mental health.
“Disappointed that we even have to be doing this. Social media should be a safe space for everyone.”
“I really hope main platforms make it a priority to eradicate online abuse from their system. It’s already a problem in society, let’s do more to stop it online as well.”Kalvin Phillips Leeds United midfielder.
Payers himself have been a victim of racism, even their families. In 2020, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s girlfriend Lucia Loi had to receive a lot of hate from the Man United fanbase on Instagram just because Man United lost. Ironic! Premier League is also urging the UK Government to ensure its Online Safety.
This online hate has to stop! Whenever you see someone throwing hate towards anyone, just report it to cybersecurity and be a part to tackle this shit.
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