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Sky reporter Michelle Owen reveals online abuse over red card mistake

Owen: ‘This happens too often to too many people’Jeff Stelling ‘distraught’ by social media abuse of reporterMichelle Owen has shared some of the abuse she received online over her reporting for Sky’s around-the-grounds coverage, and called on social m…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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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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Swansea City to boycott social media in fight against ‘abhorrent abuse’

Club, players and staff will not use social media for a weekSwansea demand action from Facebook and TwitterSwansea City have announced that the club, all their players and their staff will boycott social media for a week to turn up the heat on Facebook…

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Rangers’ Glen Kamara reveals he is receiving racist abuse every day

Kamara talks of online reaction since Slavia Prague game‘If I could go back to the time of the game, I’d walk off’Glen Kamara has described facing a barrage of racist abuse on social media since his clash with the Slavia Plague defender Ondrej Kudela d…

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Liverpool angry after Alexander-Arnold, Keïta and Mané racially abused online

‘Abhorrent’ abuse ‘utterly unacceptable and it has to stop’Brentford condemn ‘spineless’ racism aimed at Ivan ToneyLiverpool have called for “the strongest possible preventative measures” to be taken over racist abuse on social media after Trent Alexan…

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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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The horrific abuse of sports stars exposes social media’s mob rule | Simon Jenkins

Sonja McLaughlan is just the latest innocent victim. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop the hateAfter covering last Saturday’s Wales-England rugby match, the BBC’s reporter Sonja McLaughlan found herself sitting in her car in t…

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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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Why should it be left to players to tackle social media’s failure? | Max Rushden

Block, rebuff, avoid? Abuse is everywhere and pervasive and right now the victims are having to fend for themselves I haven’t had that many death threats. Quite often they’re quite passive – trolls wishing I was dead but not even being bothered to do i…

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Mikel Arteta told Arsenal of online threats to his family

‘When family is involved, it’s a different story,’ says managerArsenal to play ‘home’ leg against Benfica in AthensMikel Arteta says his family have received threats this season and that it is vital football is given better protection against online ab…

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Steve Bruce reveals he has received online death threats

Newcastle manager calls for social media crackdownInjured striker Callum Wilson out for up to two monthsSteve Bruce has revealed he has received online death threats and has called on social media companies to crack down on “vile and obscene” behaviour…

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Steve Bruce reveals he has received online death threats

Newcastle manager calls for social media crackdownInjured striker Callum Wilson out for up to two monthsSteve Bruce has revealed he has received online death threats and has called on social media companies to crack down on “vile and obscene” behaviour…

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‘Havens for abuse’: football unites to demand social media racism crackdown

Open letter written to heads of Twitter and FacebookPremier League, FA, PFA and Kick It Out among signatoriesEnglish football’s leaders have called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to take personal responsibility for the spread o…

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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 …

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Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers

Marcus Rashford describes racist abuse as ‘humanity and social media at its worst’Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a nu…

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Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players

Marcus Rashford among high-profile players to speak out‘We will be investigating these crimes thoroughly,’ say policeGreater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over soci…

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Serena Williams’ husband condemns Ion Tiriac as ‘sexist clown’ for swipe over her age and weight

Billionaire former Olympian also draws fire from Williams’ fans for saying if tennis great ‘had a little decency, she would retire’ Serena Williams’ husband and fans have denounced billionaire Ion Tiriac’s “racist and sexist” suggestion that the supers…