The football leagues and clubs unite, and they announced a social media boycott from Friday 3 pm to Monday 11:59 pm against the social media abuse.
And now the rugby Union and English Cricket decided to join the social media boycott announced by Football. The English cricket and Football clubs and rugby union and their institutions will not post anything from Friday 3 pm to Monday 11:59 pm.
England and Wales Cricket Board, Women’s regional teams, first-class counties, and the Professional Cricketer’s Association have joined this movement against social media abuse.
Along with these players, unions, and institutions, the premier league and women’s super league investors will also participate in this protest.
The chairman of Premiership Rugby, Wayne Morris, said that their focus is to make the Rugby diverse, providing an inclusive environment to the players, staff, and fans.
Chief executive of PCA, Rob Lynch, said that social media companies have to improve more. Because social media abusers often target the player and staff and management. And no punishment is given to these social media abusers.
This year England Bowler Jofra Archer and several athletes became targets of racial discrimination and abuse on social media.
The football Organization, Women Super League Clubs, English Football League, Premier League, anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out, Football Associations, and several football organizations. will be part of this boycott for four days.
The football clubs in Scotland like Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Football, and PFA Scotland will also join this social media boycott.
Not only the sports clubs are part of this boycott. However, Adidas, which is popular in its sports kits. And it manufactures more than a third of premier league kits. Adidas is also pausing its advertisement through these platforms this weekend.
This social media boycott was necessary because too many players targeted racial abuse on social media. As the former Arsenal and France striker, Thierry henry left all the social media platforms. After facing racial abuse and bullying on social.
Previously the UK government has threatened social media companies. if they do not stop these social media abuses, they will have to pay heavy fines.
In February, Facebook said that they will take strict steps to solve this problem. And last week, Instagram announced a tool to enable users which will automatically filter abusive messages.