Durham Women FC are proud to be backing next weekend’s social media boycott – as clubs take a collective approach to lobby social media platforms.
The club will not be posting on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages from 3pm on Friday, April 30 to 11:59pm on Monday, May 3 as part of collective league-wide action as we call upon social media platforms to take real action to stop online abuse of players and staff within the game.
Abuse of any kind has no place in football, and we support any action that can prevent this moving forward.
While social media has played a key role in uniting us all over the last year – when we have been without our superb supporters at our fixtures – we believe joint action of this nature is required to inspire change at a time when action is certainly required.
We will be joined by other members of the football family – including the Premier League, EFL, FA, PFA, LMA, PGMOL and Kick it Out – who have all confirmed they will be switching off their organisational Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels to support the collective protest during this period.
Durham Women will continue to update our official website during this period and encourage all supporters to head directly to durhamwfc.co.uk for updates across the weekend.
Our fixture with Coventry United will still be live streamed as usual, with a full announcement on how you can tune-in to watch the fixture coming later in the week.
We will also be providing live match updates via our official website, but there will be no coverage of the fixture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.