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England Women prove to be big social media hit during lockdown | Suzanne Wrack

A concerted effort to stay in regular contact with fans has attracted significant levels of interest on Twitter and InstagramEngland Women have reached the World Cup semi-finals, won the SheBelieves Cup and attracted a crowd of more than 77,000 to Wemb…

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Jofra Archer calls for action after receiving racist abuse on social media

Archer posts screenshots of racist abuse on Instagram‘It isn’t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly’England bowler Jofra Archer has condemned racial abuse on social media after posting racist messages he has received.The 24-year-old, who he…

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Social media and video games really can hurt players’ decision-making | Sean Ingle

Study of footballers in Brazil shows spending time on a smartphone or console before a game causes mental fatigueCould spending too much time on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram affect a footballer’s performance? Manchester United appear to think so. One…

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Bobby Madley’s plight symptomatic of social media shame culture | Max Rushden

The former Premier League referee’s career was finished by one moment and this absence of forgiveness is likely to be repeatedIn an emotional blog post on New Year’s Eve, the former Premier League referee Bobby Madley detailed how his career was finish…

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Bobby Madley’s plight symptomatic of social media shame culture | Max Rushden

The former Premier League referee’s career was finished by one moment and this absence of forgiveness is likely to be repeatedIn an emotional blog post on New Year’s Eve, the former Premier League referee Bobby Madley detailed how his career was finish…

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Gareth Southgate offers help to Declan Rice over abusive social media posts

England manager supports midfielder and his family after online threats over switch of allegiance from IrelandGareth Southgate has offered support to Declan Rice after the West Ham midfielder revealed he and his family received online threats following…

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Kick it Out to meet CPS and police to step up pressure on Twitter over racism

• Anti-discrimination body demands ‘concrete change’ • Pogba, Rashford, Abraham and Zoumna among those abusedKick It Out has called for Twitter to “deliver concrete change” regarding the posting of abuse on the social media platform, with the anti-disc…

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Twitter and racist abuse in football: how can it be tackled? | Paul MacInnes

Abuse of Pogba, Méïte and Abraham has again put social media in the spotlight. Action is needed but solutions are complicatedOn Monday Paul Pogba missed a penalty for Manchester United against Wolves and the match ended as a draw. Shortly afterwards, a…

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Kick It Out to press Twitter for further action against racial abuse

• Campaign body will meet Twitter officials in next fortnight• Manchester United want joint action after Paul Pogba targetedKick It Out will meet representatives of Twitter within the next fortnight regarding concerns over racism and other abuse aimed …

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India and Pakistan in social media dogfight before cricket clash

Pakistani channel releases spoof video of shot-down pilot, prompting outrage in IndiaIndia and Pakistan have had tempestuous relations since their birth as independent states. There have been wars, skirmishes, bad-natured exchanges, and prolonged diplo…

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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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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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Forget the trolls, social media also builds inclusion through and for women’s sport | Megan Maurice

So often seen as a mechanism for abuse, social media can also foster a sense of belongingAs highlighted recently by the Tayla Harris furore, when women’s sport and social media are talked about together, it’s usually due to trolling and online abuse. B…

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‘Cowardly grubs’: Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris

PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, …

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Social media abuse of Karen Carney shows companies have to get serious | Eni Aluko

The sort of abuse thrown at Karen Carney needs to be tackled by Instagram and co in the way that racist abuse at a game leads to a lifetime ban or a game behind closed doorsI was really disappointed to see the abuse directed at Karen Carney last week b…

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…

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Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology com…

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AFL fans prove parasite to footballers’ hosts in social media era | Craig Little

Essendon fan who taunted Max Gawn a less common sight than those who abuse players onlineIn Body Politic: The Great American Sports Machine, David Shields observes that for some of us, adulthood doesn’t turn out to have quite as much glory as we though…