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Olympic viewers urged to be patient as BBC forced to juggle live streams

Frustration as reduced broadcasting rights limit corporation’s coverage to only two events at a timeTokyo Olympics – live updatesFans missing live Tokyo Olympics coverage of their favourite sports are being urged to be patient as the BBC juggles live s…

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Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to top of Instagram rich list

Portugal footballer can command as much as $1.6m to endorse a product on social mediaCristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of Instagram’s annual rich list of celebrities who can charge the most for a sponsored post, with the footballer able to command …

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Revealed: shocking scale of Twitter abuse targeting England at Euro 2020

Exclusive: over 2,000 abusive posts directed towards footballers during games, including scores of racist messagesAnalysis: why online abuse of England’s footballers is a problem for us allEngland’s footballers have been subjected to sustained abuse on…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…

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Karen Carney reveals abuse on social media led her to suicidal thoughts

Barrage of abusive messages followed comments about Leeds‘It was relentless. I can’t even describe it … three or four days’ Karen Carney has revealed she contemplated taking her own life after receiving abuse on Twitter. The former England internationa…

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Karen Carney reveals abuse on social media led her to suicidal thoughts

Barrage of abusive messages followed comments about Leeds‘It was relentless. I can’t even describe it … three or four days’ Karen Carney has revealed she contemplated taking her own life after receiving abuse on Twitter. The former England internationa…

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack

Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to ta…

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack

Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to ta…

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack

Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to ta…

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack

Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to ta…

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Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Suzanne Wrack

Blackouts aren’t a perfect solution, but this one can play a part in a wider campaign to tackle racism, sexism and homophobia For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to ta…

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Major sports bodies to start 84-hour social media boycott over online abuse

Calls for fresh measures to tackle hate and discriminationBoycott to run from Friday afternoon until end of MondayLeading sports bodies will begin an 84-hour boycott of social media on Friday by stepping up their demands for companies such as Facebook …

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Cricket unites to join British football’s weekend boycott of social media

First-class counties in show of solidarity against racismWomen’s regional teams and players’ union also in protestEnglish and Welsh cricket will join this weekend’s boycott of social media by football clubs and players in a show of solidarity against o…

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Cricket unites to join British football’s weekend boycott of social media

First-class counties in show of solidarity against racismWomen’s regional teams and players’ union also in protestEnglish and Welsh cricket will join this weekend’s boycott of social media by football clubs and players in a show of solidarity against o…

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Footballers to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse

Professionals from top English leagues will log off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the whole of next weekend’s fixturesThe world of English professional football will unite for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media next weekend to prot…

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‘Something drastic’: Stuart Broad would back social media boycott over abuse

Broad says England squad could ‘make a stand’ against abuse‘It is worth a conversation – it’s a really strong message’Stuart Broad has suggested England’s cricket team would be willing to join football’s boycotting of social media in order to “make a s…

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Under the bridge: a female journalist’s life among the sports troll army

In an extract from her latest book, Julie DiCaro explains why the old advice about ignoring harassment on social media simply doesn’t workMy first experience with mass trolling was in 2013. I had recently published a piece that attempted to dispel some…

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UK’s first football hate crime officer turns focus on social media

Stuart Ward of West Midlands police aims to stamp out racist abuse in grounds and online to bring back community spiritSince starting his role as the UK’s first football hate crime officer earlier this month, PC Stuart Ward has been busier than expecte…

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Rashford leads way in fight to tackle pernicious effects of racism | Paul MacInnes

The Manchester United forward and other players have become lightning rods in a debate which is yet to be resolvedOnce again it falls on Marcus Rashford to lead. The Manchester United forward used his voice this weekend to bring clarity and focus to a …