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Prince William backed the social media boycott over the weekend to protest online abuse.

The Duke of Cambridge Posted on Twitter: “As president of the FA, I join the whole football community in the boycott of social networks this weekend.

The football-led campaign, which has received backing from leading sports bodies and was also backed by British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, kicked off at 3 p.m. on Friday for three days as a show of solidarity to fight against racism, abuse and discrimination.

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Lewis Hamilton supported the social media blackout

The action was launched by the governing bodies of English football – the FA Women’s Super League, the FA Women’s Championship, the Professional Footballers ‘Association, the League Managers Association, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters’ Association suspending all use of their social media accounts.

F1 bosses have discussed joining the blackout with the 10 teams ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend, but there are no plans to officially join him.

However, seven-time world champion Hamilton has said he will support the campaign.

“To stand in solidarity with the football community, I’m going to go dark on my social media this weekend,” Hamilton, the only black Formula 1 driver, said on Instagram – where he has 22 million followers.

“There is no room in our society for any kind of abuse, online or not, and for too long it has been easy for a few to post hate behind their screens.

“While a boycott may not solve this problem overnight, we must call for change when needed, even if it seems like an almost impossible task,” added the Mercedes driver, who is racing in Portugal this week. -end.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 09:44:00