Premier League: English Football to Boycott Social Media this weekend
Premier League came out in support of players, managers, and their families who encounter discriminatory online abuse.
The Premier League came out in support of players, managers, and their families who encounter discriminatory online abuse or any kind of racial abuse.
The Premier League stays firm with its commitment to safeguarding who suffers such abusive situation or any kind of racial abuse the Premier League will keep taking measures to eradicate it with proactive approaches. Also, Premier League will not stop challenging social media companies until prejudicial online abuse is eliminated from our game and wider society. Adding to it social media companies must do more as they conveyed to the Social media companies through their message on the website and on social media platforms.
The message is simple, social media companies must do more to stop online abuse.
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 30, 2021
“The Premier League and our clubs stand alongside football in staging this boycott to highlight the urgent need for social media companies to do more in eliminating racial hatred”
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters
Richard Masters stated: “Racist behavior of any form is unacceptable and the appalling abuse we are seeing players receive on social media platforms cannot be allowed to continue. The Premier League and our clubs stand alongside football in staging this boycott to highlight the urgent need for social media companies to do more in eliminating racial hatred. We will not stop challenging social media companies and want to see significant improvements in their policies and processes to tackle online discriminatory abuse on their platforms. Football is a diverse sport, which brings together communities and cultures from all backgrounds and this diversity makes the competition stronger”.
“No Room For Racism represents all the work we do to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion and tackling discrimination.”
The Premier League and the clubs will turn off their all social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account across all the fixture program, from 15:00 BST on Friday 30 April 2021 until 23:59 BST on Monday that is 3 May 2021. The League will also pause publishing content related to the league, on its YouTube channel during the boycott period.