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Social Media Boycott

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 28 Apr 2021
Posted in First Team

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, the FSA and the National League will unite for a social media boycott from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

This has been scheduled to take place across a full fixture programme in the men’s and women’s professional game and will see clubs across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Women’s Championship switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

As a collective, the game recognises the considerable reach and value of social media to our sport. The connectivity and access to supporters who are at the heart of football remains vital.

However, the boycott shows English football coming together to emphasise that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate, while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination.

What this means:

The social media boycott means that live match updates on the Club’s official social media channels will be unavailable for our games against Stockport County Saturday 1st May, and away to Yeovil Town on Monday 3rd May.

We will post team news for both fixtures on the official Club site along with our usual match reports following the games.  You will still be able to stream both games. The stream links for both fixtures will be available on the Club’s website ahead of both games.

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