- Premier League players have been told to boycott social media for 24 hours in the wake of increasing level of racial abuse
- The move is seen as a way to tackle the ever growing issue of racism in football
- Sky Sports has also backed the PFA’s anti-racism campaign #Enough by embarking on 24 hours of silence on social media
Premier League stars have been urged to boycott social media for 24 hours as a response to the increased level of racial abuse that has plagued the much loved sport in recent days.
Several players have been racially abused in recent days and nothing seems to be done.
This has forced Sky Sports to back the PFA’s anti-racism campaign #Enough by embarking on 24 hours of silence on social media.
Sky Sports launched the campaign to increase the pressure on social media companies and football authorities to take a stronger stand and action against racism.
Players plying their trade in England have now been urged to shun all forms of social media between 9am on Friday, April 19, to 9am on Saturday, April 20, in response to ever growing issue of racism in football.
Just recently, Man United duo of Ashley Young and Chris Smalling were racially abused after the Red Devils exit from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona.
Smalling said after he was racially abused: “Throughout my career I have developed a thick skin against verbal abuse, justifying it as just 'part of the game', but the time has come for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to consider regulating their channels."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that one player who has been hit with all sort of racial abuse is Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
The left-back claimed he could be forced to quit football in the nearest future as a result of racism.
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