The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Rugby, Premiership Rugby and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have confirmed they will join football’s social media boycott this weekend. The four-day period of online silence , initially announced by a coalition of English football’s largest governing bodies and organisations, will run from 3pm on Friday, April 30 to 11:59pm on Monday, May 3, and is aimed to combat abuse and discrimination. Scotland’s football and rugby governing bodies have also joined the boycott. In a joint statement, the ECB and Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) said they will stand “shoulder to shoulder with football”, with all 18 first-class counties and the eight women’s regional teams taking part. Tom Harrison, ECB chief executive officer, said: “As a sport, we are united in our commitment to fight racism and we will not tolerate the kind of discriminatory abuse that has become so prevalent on social media platforms. “We’re proud to add our voice to all those across sport who are sending the message that more can, and must, be done to eradicate online hate.” Parliament could debate social media boycott S ky Sports unites against online hate and abuse: ‘It has to stop’ Rob Lynch,… Read full this story
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