UK Soccer Players Boycott Social Media Over Racism
After a number of racist incidents online and in stadiums recently, professional soccer players in England and Wales are boycotting social media for 24 hours to protest how platforms and sporting authorities respond to abuse. Athletes have been encouraged by the Professional Footballers’ Association to spread the hashtag #Enough before they disengage. FIFA said it “applauds” the campaign, adding that it’s planning a global anti-discrimination action of its own.
What do the players want? Many are hoping to compel social media networks to more effectively punish users who harass or discriminate against others.