Social Media Boycott (30th April – 3rd May)
The FA has announced a collective Weekend of Action on 30 April – 3 May, which will include a social media boycott across football, in an aim to raise awareness of the issues surrounding online abuse and highlight the greater preventative measures required by social media platforms to stop online abuse occurring.
Tackling online discriminatory abuse is a priority for us all. Whilst we are taking action by asking social media companies to do more we recognise that players across the game and many others connected to it from all backgrounds continue to receive sexist, racist and other forms of discriminatory abuse. We believe that football needs to unite to highlight the need for social media platforms to do more.
Therefore, alongside Premier League and EFL, The FA are asking clubs across the women’s football pyramid, National Football League and grassroots game to join the ‘social media switch off’ over the weekend of 30 April - 3 May 2021. Recognising a unified approach will deliver much greater impact and reinforce our collective fight against discrimination in all its forms. Attached is the full news release and the letter issued to NLS clubs and leagues