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

  • Open letter written to heads of Twitter and Facebook
  • Premier League, FA, PFA and Kick It Out among signatories

English football’s leaders have called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to take personal responsibility for the spread of racist content on their platforms.

The chief executives of the Premier League, Football Association and EFL, alongside those of the players’ and managers’ unions, the head of the women’s game, the referees’ body and Kick it Out have signed an open letter which sets out in assertive language the nature of the “debasing, often threatening and illegal” abuse received by players and the solutions they deem necessary to fix the problem.

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