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Romelu Lukaku calls for players’ racism summit with social media giants

Chelsea striker wants stronger action from platformsBelgian understands why some might stop taking the kneeChelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels there is a need for football to adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee, calling for a players’ …

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Marcus Rashford to be included in GCSE media studies course

Pupils will learn about footballer’s use of social media to highlight social and race issues he cares aboutMarcus Rashford’s much-lauded use of social media to pursue his campaign against child food poverty and persuade the UK government to expand fr…

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Emma Raducanu’s Chinese heritage praised by China’s state media

US Open champion’s winning confidence attributed to ‘Chinese style of inner faith’ by news outletChinese state media has said the “Chinese style of inner faith” gave British player Emma Raducanu the confidence to win the US Open over the weekend, but s…

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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Newcastle’s Joe Willock says he receives racist abuse ‘every day’ on social media

Midfielder urges platforms to tackle ‘disgusting’ messages‘It hurts even speaking about it,’ he tells BBC Radio NewcastleThe Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock has said he receives “disgusting” racist messages every day on social media, and has ad…

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Twitter users banned after racist abuse of England players still posting online

30 persistent offenders found posting under altered usernamesNew accounts created to get around social media suspensions Twitter users banned after the torrent of racist abuse directed at England’s footballers are still posting on the platform, the Gua…

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Wild reaction videos take the place of in-venue Olympic outpourings

With friends and family unable to attend Tokyo, videos of support for Olympians back home go viral on social mediaA huge wrench for many athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics is that, because of Covid restrictions, they are unable to have their frie…

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Wild reaction videos take the place of in-venue Olympic outpourings

With friends and family unable to attend Tokyo, videos of support for Olympians back home go viral on social mediaA huge wrench for many athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics is that, because of Covid restrictions, they are unable to have their frie…

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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…