Wycombe Wanderers will switch off its social media platforms this weekend as a show of solidarity with the wider footballing community against the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.
Led jointly by the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and the FSA, the social media boycott will run from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May.
The club has consulted with its players and will not be insisting that they participate in the boycott, and will fully support any player who wishes to continue to post on their social media platforms over the course of the weekend.
But, together, we support the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination, and ask social media companies to continually do more to combat online hate. They have taken small positive steps towards establishing filtering protocols, which we hope is seen to fruition for the overall improvement of everyone’s social media experience.
The club will not be posting on its Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts during the boycott period, but will continue to post content on its website at wwfc.com.