By Jennifer Valentine-Miller
Support from far a field as Sunday League football are joining in the English football-wide omission from Twitter and Instagram etc to make it clear to social media companies that more must be done to eradicate online hate, also highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination within all walks of life.
The stand is, of course, against the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players, staff and many others connected to football and the wider community.
It is good to see the football community against all forms of discrimination, because abhorrent online abuse will not be tolerated. It is not expected that the 4-day boycott from 30 April to 4 May 2021 by the big names in the Premier League will eradicate abuse, however it does demonstrate that football is willing to take proactive steps in this continued fight against discrimination.