There is a huge problem with British racist comments on football players on social media. Signify’s research results on “Daily Mail” are shocking. According to racist comments, four Premier League players-Harry Kane, Granit Saka, Antonio Rudiger and Hector Bellerin-have received at least 3,500 hatred. All of these are within a month. Insults also include wishes and death threats.
In mid-February, the heads of the federal, professional leagues, football unions, coaches and referees sent open letters to Facebook and Twitter leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey. Among them, they emphasized the offensive comments on the platform and demanded decisive action to curb aggression against players. However, the results were minimal-replies were flooded with company news, with almost no results.
British clubs suspended activities on social media. Swansea, Birmingham and Rangers say “enough”
Swansea City is a club whose players have been hit particularly hard by racist attacks. On Friday, April 2, Swansea played against Birmingham in the Champions League. After the game (Swansea lost 0-1), Welsh player Jamal Lowe received racist news. Under a football player’s post, there was an offensive comment with a monkey emoji on it. In late March, another Swansea player, Ben Cabango, received racist news during the break. In mid-February, Yan Dhanda (after defeating Manchester City in the FA Cup) was attacked.
On Thursday, April 8, the club decided in protest to suspend all social media activities for 7 days. This applies not only to the club’s official channel, but also to players from the first and youth teams and women’s teams. “In the past seven weeks, several of our football players have been victims of offensive attacks. We believe that the kind of behavior that plagues sports and society as a whole must be resisted.” We will always support the players and employees we proudly represent. , Fans and community. According to the official announcement, we also want to be consistent with players from other clubs, who have to suffer evil discrimination on social media.
Their nearest competitor, Birmingham, expressed solidarity with the Welsh club. -The club supports Swansea City and opposes all social media discrimination. This struggle is beyond the scope of sports competition and must be carried out together. The talk time is over and we hope that all platforms will notice this action-written by the Birmingham Club.
Players and management of Rangers Football Club also joined the boycott. The Glasgow-based club is active on its official channel, but it has also been announced. The Scottish club wrote: “We are worried that our players have to endure daily racist attacks. Although we think social media can be a good communication platform, we are worried that the level of hatred has gone out of control.” To racial discrimination. In an interview with ITV News, Rangers football player Glen Kamara admitted a few days ago that he faces such attacks every day. The forward of Alfredo Morelos was also called by name. A large number of fans support the offended football player. A support flag hangs on the fence next to the club training center.
In any case, the boycott began on April 8 and will continue until April 15.