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#enough is not enough if PFA wants to be convincing on anti-racism | Daniel Taylor

Reactions to the social-media boycott show the players’ union still has much to do to win over sceptics and persuade Twitter et al to actIt wasn’t easy at first to know what to make of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s #enough campaign. It wa…

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‘They’re amazingly isolated’: is social media making NBA players miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blameSometimes it can be challenging for NBA players to focus entirely on basketball. Recently, Russell Westbrook got into a back…

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‘Sweep ya dorm room’: The strange day Kevin Durant took his beef with me to Instagram

I’m an 18-year-old aspiring journalist, so it was a little surprising when an NBA champion cropped up on my Instagram commentsLike many kids, I dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. I grew up envisioning myself scoring the winning touchdown in th…

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Chelsea fan in Paris Métro video posed in picture with Nigel Farage

Josh Parsons, identified as one of the fans filmed on a Paris Métro train ahead of the Chelsea – PSG match, is allegedly a ‘vocal’ Ukip supporter

A Chelsea fan filmed while racist chants were shouted on the Paris Métro was a “vocal” supporter of Ukip, even posing with the party’s leader, Nigel Farage.

A photo posted by season ticket holder Josh Parsons on his Instagram account around four months ago shows Farage, drink in hand, next to the 21-year-old named as one of the Chelsea fans on the Paris subway. The caption underneath the photo reads: “UKIP BOYS! What a geezer.”

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: who are the world’s most popular football clubs?

Barcelona and Real Madrid lead the way as Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool try to keep up. But are clubs attaching too much importance to social media followers?

The burgeoning significance of social media to the 21st-century global football club was illustrated clearly last month when Manchester United’s Ed Woodward’s conference call regarding the latest accounts began by focusing on the club’s digital presence.

“Ángel di María saw a 12-times increase on Google searches on the day of his transfer from Real Madrid, Falcao a 10-times increase compared to the day he signed for Atlético [Madrid]. When Daley Blind signed from Ajax his total Twitter following increased 72%,” United’s executive vice-chairman said. “The club has 61m followers on Facebook, 3.8m followers on Twitter with a cumulative total of 87m followers across all social media. We’re directly in contact with over 100m fans, when you add in our 37m of CRM records [“Customer Relationship Management”, United’s fan information database].”

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Media Talk podcast: Tony Gallagher exits Telegraph

On this week’s Media Talk, John Plunkett and guests discuss Tony Gallagher’s abrupt departure as editor of the Daily Telegraph, how the Mail on Sunday is closing in on the Sun on Sunday, and what exactly the BBC is up to with its Instagram video news p…

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Beautiful Games: Instagrammed football fans

Sometimes you don’t need a fancy camera to capture the flavour of football. Having travelled Europe to watch teams little and large, Danny Last, the gallery editor at In Bed With Maradona, has amassed an interesting set of pics using simply his phone a…

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Shane Warne demystified, one tweet at a time | Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson: Are his kitten pictures on Instagram really the way we want to remember a cricketing legend?Russell Jackson