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REDS BACKING SOCIAL MEDIA BOYCOTT

28 April 2021

The Reds are asking all members of the Barnsley football community to unite and support this weekend’s social media boycott.

Barnsley FC will unite alongside the Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship in switching off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts from 3pm on Friday 30 April to 11:59pm on Monday 3 May.

We now ask supporters, partners and stakeholders to join the collective stance and support the boycott.

All at Oakwell firmly believe that online abuse should not be tolerated and cannot be allowed to continue.

Dane Murphy, Barnsley FC Chief Executive Officer said: “A unified approach to this most pressing issue is a significant start.

“With supporters  absent from stadia during these unprecedented times, we recognize and appreciate the role social media has played in allowing individuals to remain connected to the club. However, what the sport cannot tolerate is unprovoked, abhorrent, targeted abuse freely used on these platforms.

“As a collective, it is understood that the difficulties faced will not immediately disappear. Though, through this display of unanimity, a signal of cooperative defiance, anger and condemnation is powerfully drawn.

“We remain committed to making a difference in our community and ask all stakeholders to stand with us on this movement.”

The club’s social media accounts will be silent during the boycott as will those of all the players and senior staff.


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