Fans react to the news of Tottenham announcing plans to boycott social media in a stand against discrimination and racism
As mentioned in the club statement, this action comes as a response to “in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received by players and many others connected to football.”
Spurs will be joining all Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Women’s Championship clubs in this endeavour. The boycott of all social media accounts lasts from 3 PM on Friday, 30th April, to 11:59 PM on Monday, 3rd May. (h/t Official Club Website)
We will join teams across the country in boycotting social media next weekend, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received by players and many others connected to football.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 24, 2021
The social media websites that will be boycotted by the club are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The statement goes on to add that the boycott will be supported by the FA, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the FSA.
Taking a stand
While this may not solve the entire problem altogether, it’s a start. Recently, there has been a sickening trend of ‘fans’ racially abusing players after matches on social media accounts.
The boycott lasts across one full gameweek where Tottenham take on Sheffield United in a Premier League encounter on Sunday, 2nd May. The club website, app, and YouTube accounts will be active throughout the boycott to provide club information.
Spurs fans reacted positively to the news when the club announced it on their Twitter account. As with every club and with every social issue, there will continue to be trolls.
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But the Spurs fan stood hand-in-hand as the club announced its noble plans to play its part in making football live up to its billing as the ‘beautiful sport’. Here are some of the best reactions:
My club 🤍
— Jack 🦫 (@jack_thfc_) April 24, 2021
— David Johnston (@David52Johnston) April 24, 2021
— Jacob (@JacobTHFC_) April 24, 2021
No instead put up a single page saying: LOCATE AND PUNISH THE RACISTS.
— Ed Johnson (@eaje) April 25, 2021
— ً (@stunsonny) April 24, 2021
— Joakim Krane Bech (@JoakimKraneBech) April 24, 2021
— Andres🦧 (@zRadiqtion) April 24, 2021