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Swansea take a stand against racist abuse online by BOYCOTTING social media for seven days

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Swansea are to take a stand against online abuse and discrimination by not posting any social media content for seven days.

Three Swansea players - Yan Dhanda, Ben Cabango and Jamal Lowe - have been racially abused on social media recently and the Sky Bet Championship club has declared 'enough is enough' in the fight against discrimination.



Swansea said in a statement: 'From 5pm today all first-team players, those in the academy professional phase, Swansea City Ladies, Community Trust, senior club staff and official club channels will not post any content for a period of seven days.



'As a football club, we have seen several of our players subjected to abhorrent abuse in the past seven weeks alone, and we feel it is right to take a stand against behaviour that is a blight on our sport, and society at large.



'As a club we are also acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff, and we hope our strong stance will highlight the wider effects of abuse.

'Additionally, chief executive Julian Winter has sent a letter to Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, and Facebook's Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to reiterate the club's stance and desire to see social media companies introduce more stringent policing and punishments for those guilty of the appalling and cowardly abuse that has sadly become far too common.

Swansea have over one million followers on Twitter and a social media reach of three and a half million on their social media platforms.


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