The FA is tired of the online racism which is aimed towards footballers and has reached out to different social media networks to do more to prevent abuse.
Darren Bailey, The FA´s director of governance and regulation said to Channel 4´s Dispatches programme that abuse against black and minority ethnic (BAME) is rising and that it must be resolved a soon as possible.
“Clearly abuse on social media is something we’re mindful of. We have collaborated with the DPP on social media guidelines. But I think in this space, Twitter itself, and other forms of social media, could be doing more.”
Over 40 percent of BAME players in the English Premier League have revealed that they have been targeted with racial abuse according to anti-discriminatory body Kick it Out.
Bailey added: “Social media has brought many positives to the game, but has also unleashed unintended consequences. We would welcome and support more robust interventions which help counter discrimination.”
Brighton & Hove Albion are at the front when it comes to fighting discrimination by working close to authorities like the police and the crown prosecution service.
Bailey sums up with “It may not be working as effectively as we wish and we have to continue to squeeze out those numbers of incidents wherever we’re able to do so. We can only do this collectively.”
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