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Premiere League Players To Boycott Social Media Today

Premiere League Players to Boycott Social Media

Professional footballers in England and Wales will boycott social media on Friday, April 19 (Today) to take a unity stand against racism.

The #Enough campaign, which has been organised by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), will encourage players not to use any form of social media from 09.00am on April 19 to 09.00am on April 20 2019 as that will be the only way they can show the world how bad racism can become. 

Players will also be encouraged to post #Enough graphic on their social media platforms before Friday's boycott on social media.

The PFA says the campaign is a response to a number of high-profile racist incidents directed at players in recent months and hopes to put pressure on the authorities and social media networks to better address the issue which is becoming in controllable 

"The boycott is the first step in a longer campaign to tackle racism in football.

The PFA Statement Read:-
"It acts as a show of unity by the players, and a call for stronger action to be taken by social networks and footballing authorities in response to racist abuse both on and off the pitch"

Only this week, Manchester United captain Ashley Young was subjected to racist abuse on social media following his side's Champions League quarter-final defeat against Barcelona.

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