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The fight against racism in the English football business continues. For the entire current season in the Premier League, the professionals bend their knees before each game as a sign of protest in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. England’s football clubs will step up again next weekend. They are boycotting social media, as announced by the Premier League, the English football association FA and other organizations on Saturday evening (April 24th).

  • English professional clubs protest against racism online
  • This coming weekend, the clubs are boycotting the social media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Recently, more and more professionals have been insulted by racism online

With the joint social media boycott, the clubs are reacting to increased racist hostility and insults against players and those responsible. In addition to the clubs in the Premier League, clubs in the country’s highest women’s league and other clubs from other divisions will also participate in the boycott.

Premier League calls for more action against racism on the internet

The protest spreads over the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With their campaign, the clubs want to demand that the platforms do more to counter hate online and do more against it on their own initiative. The statement said that the protest action is intended to show the importance of the ongoing fight against discrimination. “Any kind of racism is unacceptable and the shocking insults that players have to accept on social networks must come to an end,” said Premier League boss Richard Masters.

Recently, numerous players from English clubs had repeatedly experienced racist insults on social networks. Among them also the stars Marcus Rashford (23 / Manchester United) and Sadio Mané (29 / Liverpool FC). And in Germany, the English international Jude Bellingham (17) was not protected from racist hostility by Borussia Dortmund. The Welsh second division club Swansea City and the Scottish soccer champions Glasgow Rangers had already responded with a boycott a few weeks ago. (eha)

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