Prescot Cables join football's social media boycott

Prescot Cables have confirmed that they will take part in the country-wide social media boycott this weekend.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:01 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:02 am
Prescot Cables have confirmed that they will take part in the country-wide social media boycott this weekend.

Alongside the Premier League and English Football League the Football Association have asked clubs across the soccer pyramids and grassroots game to join the social media shutdown from 3pm tomorrow (Friday) to 11.59pm on Monday, hoping that a unified approach will have a much greater impact in the fight against discrimination in all forms.

A spokesperson for the Northern Premier League club said: ''Our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts will be inactive this weekend and we will not respond to any posts, or messages sent to us via those platforms for the duration of the shutdown.

''Anyone wishing to contact the club should do so via our website."

He added: ''This move is a response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received via social media platforms by players and many others connected to football.

"The boycott, of course, comes down to the individual club choice and some may wish to protest in different ways which fit their respective approaches to the issues and anti-discrimination campaigns.''

The FA said in a statement:'' As a collective, the game recognises the impressive reach and value of social media to our sport.

"The connectivity and access to supporters who are at the heart of the game remains vital and the value of this relationship has been demonstrated in a seismic week for us all.

''However, just as we have seen the game unite against the creation of a European Super League, we are calling for as many people as possible to join us on this boycott to make a united stand against online abuse."