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Newport County AFC call on stakeholders to join social media boycott

26 April 2021

Newport County AFC is calling on our stakeholders to join us in boycotting social media in a battle to combat online abuse and discrimination.

The Exiles will join other clubs across the country - including teams from the Premier League, English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship - in switching off our social media platforms later this week.

The four-day boycott will run from 3pm on Friday 30th April until 11:59pm on Monday 3rd May, which covers our Sky Bet League Two fixture against Cheltenham Town.

All directors, first-team players, academy players, club staff and volunteers will stop posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok over the four-day period.

We would like to encourage our supporters, sponsors and partners in joining in with boycott as we stand shoulder to shoulder with other football clubs, governing bodies and organisations to make a stand against online discriminatory abuse.

Newport County AFC understands the importance and value of social media in communicating with our supporters. However, social media companies must do more to eradicate abuse on their platforms.

Enough is enough.


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