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‘It’s time’ – David McGoldrick applauds Sheffield United for joining social media blackout to take a stand against online abuse and racism UK News

McGoldrick and his United teammate Rhian Brewster have both shared examples of racist messages they’ve been sending online in recent times, while former Blade Kyle Walker has become the latest high-profile player to be victimized. racist abuse on Instagram after helping Manchester City win the League. Cut on weekends.

A number of other examples have led both men’s and women’s clubs in English football, as well as other football-related organizations, to engage in a social media boycott over the weekend.

“Boycott shows English football coming together to stress social media companies need to do more to end hate online,” a United statement read, “while stressing the importance of educating people in the continued fight against discrimination.

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“Two Blades players have been targeted in the past 12 months.”

And one of them, just after scoring the winner against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday night, applauded the move, adding: “It’s about time.”

“I think something has to happen,” McGoldrick added.

“We don’t want to see that, we don’t need it in the game.

David McGoldrick took the knee ahead of kick-off against Brighton, a game in which he scored the winner (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)
David McGoldrick took the knee ahead of kick-off against Brighton, a game in which he scored the winner (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

When the Super League was announced it was cut in 24 or 48 hours because of the response. Why is racism in the background? Racism is more important than the Super League in my eyes.

Paul Heckingbottom, McGoldrick’s Bramall Lane manager, said he was “thrilled” with the action, adding that social media users should have to go through some sort of registration process before being allowed to use the media. services.

McGoldrick, who was abused by an anonymous profile after scoring twice against Chelsea last season, agrees.

“I think there must be some sort of regulation where you have to show some ID. It’s too easy to create a fake account, ”he said.

“A lot of these racist comments are just bogus accounts.

You should have to show some sort of ID, driver’s license or passport, as it’s too easy to set up a fake account these days. And it affects people.

“It has to be done, because if it doesn’t, it will be the same in a year. We have to put our foot down and something has happened.

“Because we are in 2021 and we continue to be victims of racist abuse online.”

United’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles, as well as their TikTok and Snapchat accounts, will go silent between 3 p.m. this Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 3.

“We don’t know yet what he’s going to achieve.” Heckingbottom added. “But the first thing, and the important thing, is that it shows that people are not happy with the situation.

“What’s going on is being reported and no one is really doing anything about it. The platforms just seem to close their eyes.

“It doesn’t just affect those who are targeted. It also hurts families and friends. It’s unacceptable that these cowards, because that’s what the people who do it are, can get away with it.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-26 14:36:05