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Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to England players

Boris Johnson to demand that tech firms do more to tackle online abuseBoris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players wer…

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FA condemns racist abuse of England players on social media after Euro final

Metropolitan Police open investigation into abusive commentsBukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all targetedThe Football Association has issued a statement condemning racist abuse on social media directed at a number of England players after …

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Stripped-back Euro 2020 signals football’s shift away from cult of celebrity | Barney Ronay

Many of the game’s biggest stars have exited early, symbolising this tournament’s celebration of collective effortAs he strides the chinchilla-fur walkways of his personal quarters, power-snacking off moon rock and filtered grasshopper tears, and break…

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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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Eoin Morgan says historical tweets have been ‘taken out of context’

Morgan and Jos Buttler appeared to mock Indian use of EnglishPosts were a ‘sign of respect’, insists Morgan as ECB investigatesEoin Morgan has dismissed controversy over tweets sent by him and Jos Buttler in 2017 and 2018 that appeared to mock common I…

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Tony Williams loses contract with US club over comments backing former NRL teammate Jarryd Hayne

Williams targeted Hayne’s victim on Instagram, questioning the woman’s truthfulness and the justice systemFormer NRL player Tony Williams has been sacked by a US rugby league team for comments he made in support of his former teammate Jarryd Hayne afte…

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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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Lewis Hamilton to join social media boycott protesting against online abuse

Protest has attracted widespread support but F1 will not join‘If me doing it helps … I am happy to do so,’ says HamiltonLewis Hamilton will add his backing to the social media boycott taking place this weekend across English sport aimed at putting pr…

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Lewis Hamilton to join social media boycott protesting against online abuse

Protest has attracted widespread support but F1 will not join‘If me doing it helps … I am happy to do so,’ says HamiltonLewis Hamilton will add his backing to the social media boycott taking place this weekend across English sport aimed at putting pr…

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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…