‘Death threats and misogyny towards our families … it’s time to ban it from football’: Wool windows send a powerful message to tech giants to stamp out online abuse as boycotts of sport begin on social media
- Wolves have made a video call in which technology giants must act against online abuse
- It ushered in the boycott of English football on social media, which started at 3 p.m. on Friday
- They also shared views on how the tech companies could make their sites more secure
- Boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes the closure may need to be repeated
Wolves have called on social media giants to work harder to root out online abuse in a powerful message on their own channels.
With the help of several members of their first team, the Premier League club produced the video to usher in the social media boycott of English football, which started at 3pm on Friday and lasts until 11:59 pm on Monday.
“Death threats, misogyny, towards our families, towards our children,” say the players. It’s time to eradicate it in football and society.
Raul Jimenez and Wolves have called on social media giants to end online abuse
The Premier League club produced the video, including captain Conor Coady, to usher in the social media boycott of English football, which began at 3 p.m. on Friday.
‘To the abusers, to the racists, to the trolls – stop. Think about the consequences of your actions. The hatred you direct on us, and the poison you pour into our DMs, can ruin people’s lives.
‘For the social media companies, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, it is time to take action. You let hate crimes go unpunished on your channels every day, and you give criminals a platform to exploit the most vulnerable without consequences. ‘
The post then shares the club’s suggestions on how the tech companies can make their sites more secure for everyone.
“Preventing response screening, improved verification process and reregistration – it’s not hard to see how things can improve,” add the players.
Joao Moutinho and Co’s post then shares suggestions for how the tech companies can make their sites more secure
The social media blackout on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook will continue until 11:59 pm BST Monday
‘We cannot be expected to just put up with it anymore. Enough is enough. It’s time for you to make a change. ‘
Wolf boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes the social media shutdown may need to be repeated for maximum effectiveness.
He said, ‘Shall we have to repeat it again? Probably, because things take time for people to get the right message. At the moment it is good news. ‘
Wolf boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes the social media shutdown may need to be repeated