The club and all of the players are making a stand against the racist abuse on social media.
The first club to withdraw for 7 days as a protest.
Great stance... enough is enough
Social media owners are not doing enough to ban and prosecute racists. They are quick to ban political views the establishment doesn't like, so how come they can't ban racists? algorithm's instantly take us to suitable advertising if we mention anything...don't tell me it's difficult to police. As a safeguard l think the club have taken the right course, but it should be down to the owners of these platforms to ban the perpetrators and inform the police
Swansea City announce week-long social media boycott to tackle abuse - BBC Sport
already posted this story.
Well done Swansea City
The pre-match press conference was very light on football this week but Steve Cooper was outstanding in talking about the issue of racist abuse. He has a very good appreciation of this problem and, as a people manager, he seems to be managing it as well as anybody could. Well done Steve.
Birmingham and Rangers now joining the boycott.✊
Good, long report on the Swans stance on ITV News tonight. I didnt see it on BBC News at 6? anyone else see it, and was it covered?
It hasn't got much prominence on the BBC Sport website, either. way down the main sports page.
Radio 5 did something on Drive, with Korey Smith being interviewed.
BT Sport mentioned it on their Europa show, prior to the Arsenal game.
And this story is being picked up all over the world now.
Lead story on HTV news at 6
Beth Fisher sports reporter alongside the pitch with julian Winter on Swansea City making a stand
Matty Grimes giving an interview.
A huge well done to the club and others who are joining in, but - and I'd love to be proven wrong about this - it won't make a blind bit of difference.
These companies are so arrogant, so drunk on their own power, they believe they are above the laws of the land and societal norms. They give precisely zero fecks.
The only way they'll ever learn is for everyone on their platforms to leave completely, en masse. But in this world of 'branding' and 'reach' and 'influencers', and what it means to have a follower base on these platforms, that is never going to happen.
It isn't like 10 or 15 years ago, when a lot of the companies in the first dot-com boom ended up mothballed through their own stupidity (Bebo, MySpace, friends reunited etc). These are behemoths, that have woven their way into people's everyday lives.
So don't hold your breath - as noble a gesture as it is, this will achieve nothing.
the whole premise is to make a point and hope other clubs and sponsors join in. it does need Premier League clubs to join in, for sure. and maybe even Champions Leagues clubs will then too.
Even if it doesnt work, at least they have tried something different. And it is becoming a big news story around the world.
because taking knee hasnt achieved enough.
It wasn’t on bbc Wales news at about 6.45 with Part of Jamal Lowes sky interview about passports etc
but there'll be little or no talk of this now, because of Prince Phillip croaking today.
and agency looking after some big players has joined the boycott and encouraging their representees to join the 7 day go-dark.
Premier League are going to talk about a League-wide boycott of social media.
If that happens, then the club's gesture this week, really has made a big impact, so well done to them.
It’s good to see that this has taken off like it has. Taking the knee whilst powerful has become mired in a very distasteful discourse that has sought to undermine that very powerful message. This next move is a good strategic one which will be difficult to rail against. Keep chipping away I say.
I think this is what the players and club must have hoped for. It was great that a club as big as Rangers joined in so quickly. But realistically, it needs PL action, be it a team, or teams to really get this moving.