November 29, 2021

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Like English clubs, Amiens SC ignores social networks to combat racism

Since Friday, April 30, Amiens SC has not been contacted on any of its social networks. An activity that lasts the entire weekend of May 1st and Monday. Launched by English clubs, the campaign aims to combat racist and hate speech, which has affected many players.

Not a word until May 3rd. This is the commitment made by Amiens SC this weekend. “Despite tomorrow’s match against My Avant Kingcomb, no posts will be posted on the club’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, LinkedIn, YouTube and Dailymotion pages this weekend. So there will be no pre-match broadcast as usual. Only the club’s website will continue to operate during this period.The club announced Friday, April 30th.

The decision was made to fight against racist comments that some players on these sites may be affected. The purpose of this process “Raise awareness of discriminatory abuses online and promote social networks to better control this discrimination to prevent the spread of hatred on the internet and in our society“, Explains the club where one of its players, Prince Covano, was Victim of racist crying During a match in 2019.

English athletes were mobilized

At the beginning of the movement, the English Premier League followed clubs, Formula 1 world champion Louis Hamilton, English rugby, cycling and cricket federations, the International Tennis Federation and many other athletes and organizations such as the UEFA. Insult and contempt for players has increased by 4.5 at Manchester United since September 2019 – the sports world has decided to act.

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It is time for social media companies to take a stand to stop abuse everywhere on social media and support sports initiativesThe International Tennis Federation said in a statement.

In France, this movement was followed by FC Nantes. In early April, the club Had provided support To his midfielder Imran Lusa, who suffered death threats and racist insults after the match against Nice.