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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…

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‘If I don’t, who will?’: Can Kamathi Holsey tweet his way into the NFL?

Just getting on the radar of NFL scouts is half the battle for lesser-known prospects from small colleges, which is why some are increasingly leveraging social media to sell themselvesChances are you’ve never heard of Kamathi Holsey. His name doesn’t s…

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The first rule of Celebrity Fight Club: post about it, then post about it again | Paul MacInnes

Chris Eubank Jr’s tweets, Conor McGregor’s Instagram posts and sparring YouTubers risk cheapening boxing but it is a sport that strips you bareChris Eubank Jr’s Twitter feed has been recuperating these past few days. Last week it pushed through the pai…

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Why do so many footballers opt to sit in the virtual stocks on social media?

The delete and block buttons are major allies to most yet many players continue to expose themselves to the torrents of abuse on Twitter and InstagramAfter Michy Batshuayi scored two late goals to help Chelsea beat Watford in the Premier League, the st…

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Neville Southall attacks Tories with series of surreal skeleton tweets

• Former Everton goalkeeper uses strange imagery to criticise Theresa May
• Wales’ most-capped player takes anti-austerity stance on social media

In an era when professional athletes are expected to be present on social media, but also under pressure not to say or do anything of significance in case it offends politicians, some sporting heroes of yesterday aren’t afraid to speak their minds.

The Match of the Day presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker has come under criticism for commenting on politics on Twitter, but it is another former Everton player who has caught the eye on social media in the last few days: Neville Southall.

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Heather Watson tells online trolls: sport isn’t about looking perfect

Tennis player sends defiant message to critics of her appearance, saying women need to feel comfortable in their own skin

The British tennis player Heather Watson has spoken out against online abuse she has received over her weight and appearance and urged other women to “feel comfortable in their own skin”.

Watson, 25, won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon last year but received abuse after she lost in the first round of the singles having failed to convert three match points against the German player Annika Beck.

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