FIFA approves English players' social media boycott over racism!

ByThe IGFA On 10 May, 2019


FIFA is supporting a 24-hour social media shun by English professional football players in objection to racial abuse with an arrangement to tackle and eradicate discrimination in football globally.

Looking into a list of high-profile cases recently in the past weeks, the Professional Footballers' Association has gained support from the English Football stars to boycott the various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc between Friday 09:00, 18th of April 2019 to Saturday 09:00, 19th of April 2019 as they fight to force authorities of these social media platforms to restrict and remove racist messages from their platforms.

FIFA agreed that the world football governing body was listening to the plight of players and supporting their agreement to put pressure on social media companies to take stringent action against racism by staying off their platforms for 24 hours.

FIFA also said, "We praise the idea of the professional football players in England," FIFA's statement to The Associated Press is that. "FIFA is fully ready and working hard in fighting racism and all kinds of discrimination not only in football but society in general." Having been criticised in 2016 for dismantling its anti-racism task force after saying its mission had been completed.

FIFA is to write to all 211 member associations and the six confederations encouraging them to adopt a three-step procedure which allows a referee to stop play, suspend a game and ultimately abandon the fixture if discriminatory abuse persists.