UEFA Joins Social Media Boycott Against Internet Discrimination
OREANDA-NEWS. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will join the campaign of English clubs and football organizations on social networks to combat discrimination on the Internet. This was reported on the UEFA website.
As noted in the message, UEFA will remain silent at its sites from 17:00 Moscow time on Friday. The aim of the online boycott is to show solidarity in the fight against online abuse, and it will last until 1:59 am Moscow time on Tuesday.
“There have been cases of abuse both on the pitch and on social media. This is unacceptable and must be stopped with the help of state and legislative authorities, as well as social media giants. Allowing the culture of hatred to grow with impunity is dangerous, very dangerous not only for football, but also for society as a whole, "said UEFA head Aleksandr Cheferin.
“That is why we support this initiative. It's time for football to take a stand and I was impressed by the solidarity shown by the players, clubs and stakeholders,” he added.
Earlier, the Football Association of England (FA), the English Football League (EFL), the Coaches Association (LMA) and other organizations announced that they would temporarily shut down their social media channels as part of an action to combat discrimination on the Internet. Scottish clubs will also join the boycott.