Swansea City Announce One-Week Social Media Boycott Over Online Abuse
Championship side Swansea City have announced plans to boycott social media for the next one week as protests over incessant online abuse.
The club’s accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok will remain unupdated during this period.
Swansea’s employees including players, coaching and technical staff will also stay off their various social media handles in the protest.
A number of the Welsh club’s players including Ben Cabango and Yan Dhanda have felt the full brunt of social media in recent months.
"As a football club, we have seen several of our players subjected to abhorrent abuse in the past seven weeks alone, and we feel it is right to take a stand against behaviour that is a blight on our sport, and society at large," a statement from the club read.
"We will always be unwavering in our support of our players, staff, supporters and the community that we proudly represent, and we are united as a club on this issue.
"We also want to stand with players from other clubs who have had to endure vile discrimination on social media platforms.
"As a club we are also acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff, and we hope our strong stance will highlight the wider effects of abuse."