Professional players in England and Wales will be boycotting social media for 24 hours from 9am to 9am to protest against racism. That's what the Professional Football Players Association (PFA) announced on Thursday.
The campaign was named #Enough. "#Enough is a campaign organized by the Professional Football Players Association (PFA) which will encourage players not to use all forms of social networking between 9 am on 19 April and 9 am on 20 April," he said. the PFA said in a statement. "In recent months, both nationally and internationally, a number of racist incidents have been committed against players, and the boycott is a demonstration of unity on the part of players and a call to action. response to racist abuse on and off the field. "
"Players recognize that these racist incidents are a reflection of social problems," the statement added. "They know how harmful racism is and use their platforms to promote change that will benefit players, football and society as a whole."
PFA says the boycott is a "first step in a longer campaign to combat racism in football." The association will continue to collaborate with the English Federation (FA) and the government, but will also lobby international football, FIFA and UEFA. "The campaign seeks to highlight the need for social media platforms to take responsibility for fighting racism against soccer players and other online users."
PFA encourages all members to publish a #Enough chart on their social networks before starting the 24-hour boycott.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Troy Deeney (Watford), Danielle Carter (Women's Arsenal), Wes Morgan (Leicester) and Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe) are the faces of this campaign.