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SB Nation Premier League Sites Announce Social Media Boycott

A collection of SB Nation Premier League sites including Coming Home Newcastle announce that they will join the British footballing community in their Social Media Boycott

Social Media Boycott - UK Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women In Football and the FSA will unite for a social media boycott from the afternoon of Friday 30th April until the night of Monday 3rd May in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

This has been scheduled to take place across a full fixture schedule in the men’s and women’s professional game and will see clubs across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Women’s Championship switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

In solidarity with the cause, the following SB Nation Soccer Premier League blogs will also be honoring a similar period of silence on their social media accounts:

Arsenal – The Short Fuse

Aston Villa7500 to Holte

EvertonRoyal Blue Mersey

Leicester CityFosse Posse

Liverpool – The Liverpool Offside

Manchester UnitedThe Busby Babe

Newcastle – Coming Home Newcastle

Tottenham – Cartilage Free Captain

This boycott alone will not stop the stream of hateful commentary that pervades through social media nowadays, but is more of a call to action for all of us as football fans to stand together and stamp this out of the game. We encourage each one of you to take a minute to think about what you, personally, can do to make the game we all love a kinder, more inclusive space and to help drive racism and abuse off social media.

We thank you for your support.

Editor’s note: This boycott does not apply to individual authors or content creators at Coming Home Newcastle. Those individuals may use their social media throughout the weekend