Footballers to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse

Professionals from top English leagues will log off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the whole of next weekend’s fixtures

The world of English professional football will unite for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media next weekend to protest at the continued abuse and racism aimed at players.

Clubs in the English Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in response to “the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse” of footballers, and their despair over a lack of action from the tech companies.

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