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Sport Twitter meets PL, FA, EFL over racist abuse

16:06  20 september  2019
16:06  20 september  2019 Source:   skysports.com

'Why does it have to be the big guys?': Troy Deeney slams Twitter for only addressing racist abuse when players from likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are targeted

'Why does it have to be the big guys?': Troy Deeney slams Twitter for only addressing racist abuse when players from likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are targeted The abuse of Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Manchester United's Paul Pogba after they missed penalties, resulted in Twitter releasing a statement about their work to crack down on abuse. The social media platform revealed they had addressed 'more than 700 example of hateful conduct' but Deeney has been unimpressed by Twitter's slow reaction to a long-standing problem.

Twitter will update the UK football authorities this week on its responses to online racist abuse aimed at footballers. Sky Sports News understands football authorities held a similar meeting with Facebook in the summer West Ham midfielder Declan Rice faced abuse over his switch to England.

Twitter will host representatives from the Premier League, FA and EFL at its UK headquarters in London on Friday as pressure mounts on social media companies to fight the proliferation of racist posts. Sky Sports News understands football authorities held a similar meeting with Facebook in the

Paul Pogba wearing a red shirt: Paul Pogba is one of several players targeted by racists on Twitter this season © Getty Paul Pogba is one of several players targeted by racists on Twitter this season

Football authorities have met Twitter in London on Friday to discuss what can be done about the racist abuse of players on the social media platform. 

Twitter say they are serious about the problem but football's stakeholders want to see real action being taken and it is understood senior members of the Premier League, Football League and Football Association attended the meeting.

Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba and Chelsea's Tammy Abraham - among others - have been racially abused on Twitter this season.

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'The past year has been tough': Strictly Come Dancing's Alex Scott reveals she was subjected to vile racist abuse and death threats from online trolls Alex, 34, who appeared on Saturday night's launch show of Strictly where she was partnered with Neil Jones, said the abuse was over a 'prolonged' period. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Trolls: Strictly Come Dancing's Alex Scott, 34, has been on the receiving end of racist abuse and death threats from trolls She told The Mirror: 'I had all of it – for being a woman on TV, for being a woman of ­colour on TV, that I’m ticking a box, death threats. I had the lot. But I’m still standing. 'This past year has been so tough. The abuse I was getting on social media just for having an opinion on football.

Manchester United are going to meet with Twitter to discuss the racist abuse Paul Pogba suffered on Monday. Pogba, 26, received racist abuse on the social A Twitter spokesman released the following statement to our partners Sky Sports News, as they will meet with United and anti- racism body in the

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"The Premier League, EFL and FA today met Twitter with respect to the ongoing concerns surrounding discriminatory and hateful conduct taking place on the platform," a joint statement from the three organisations read.

Tammy Abraham wearing a blue shirt: Tammy Abraham was targeted online after missing the decisive penalty in Chelsea's 5-4 penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool © Getty Tammy Abraham was targeted online after missing the decisive penalty in Chelsea's 5-4 penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool

"The meeting was productive and positive, and gave both the football authorities and Twitter an opportunity to examine some of the specific issues around this unacceptable behaviour both online and offline.

"All parties agreed to take these constructive discussions forward."

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Sky Sports News understands football authorities held a similar meeting with Facebook in the summer - while Twitter representatives spoke at last week's meeting of EFL clubs at Huddersfield's John Smith's Stadium.

Care assistant jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping off her hijab in racist attack

Care assistant jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping off her hijab in racist attack A former care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after she punched a Muslim woman and pulled off her hijab in a racist attack. Ellie Burns, 21, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, attacked two female shoppers on April 29 after they complained she was singing a racist song. Burns spat at the first woman and pulled her hair, then punched her and pulled off her hijab at Kirkdale Market in Bradford. She slapped the second victim and pushed her over, Bradford Crown Court heard this week. Prosecutor Giles Bridge said both women were left deeply distressed by the incident. Burns then assaulted a police officer called to the scene by scratching and nipping him.

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Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account. Say a lot with a little. When you see a Tweet you love, tap the heart — it lets the person who wrote it know you shared the love. Sounds more like a government issue. Fa and EFL don't care for fans if they're getting paid.

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice also received threats over his switch from the Republic of Ireland to England, and was highly critical of the lack of action taken, while Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been outspoken about wanting more to be done.

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Last month a group of MPs backed Manchester United defender Harry Maguire's call for social media firms to verify accounts with users' passports to allow companies to block those responsible for abuse and for police to trace them more effectively.

Maguire's call - to make users prove their identity as betting apps do - came after a number of footballers suffered a torrent of racist abuse on a number of platforms.

Earlier this month, Twitter reported it had taken action against 700 reported cases of abuse or hateful conduct.

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