The Swansea City boycott for a week the use of social networks as a form of protest against the racial abuse suffered by players in England in recent months.
The club of Championship (English Second Division) announced this Thursday that all its players from the first team, the quarry, the women’s team, the coaching staff and the official accounts will stop for a week as a rejection of discrimination.
It has become common in the UK for players to receive insults via social media after matches, a practice that Premier League and the rest of the institutions have placed in the hands of the different social platforms to impose measures to avoid it.
The last cases have been those of Trent Alexander-Arnold Y Naby Keita who, after the defeat against Real Madrid, received monkey emoticons on their social networks.
In the specific case of Swansea, players Jamal Lowe, Ben Cabango and Yan Dhanda have suffered racist insults in the past two months, prompting Swansea to make this drastic decision.
“It seems incredible to me that we continue to talk about racism today. We know the pressure players are under and we should not underestimate how this kind of social media comment can affect them,” Swansea captain Matt Grimes said in a statement.
Swansea is not the first to make a decision of this style and Thierry Henry, a few weeks ago, announced his departure from the networks until they solved the problem of racism with which they live.
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