Fifa join the social media boycott in England

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World football governing body (Fifa) has joined the boycott of social media outlets in England.

This comes after several sporting organisations took part in a social media boycott initially announced by football bodies.

The boycott, which aims to tackle abuse and discrimination, runs from 15:00 BST on 30 April until 23:59 on 3 May.

“Fifa supports the initiative from England football to call out discriminatory and other offensive abuse on social media,” said the statement.

“This has no place in football or society more generally and we strongly condemn it.

“We believe that authorities and social media companies should take real and effective steps to put an end to these abhorrent practices because it’s getting worse all the time and something needs to be done – and done quickly – to put a stop to it.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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