The Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) have began a 24-hour boycott from all social media in a bid to voice out their displeasure at the increase in racism on social media and to call on social media platforms to do more to curb racism out of the game.
The protest is being dubbed #ENOUGH and was triggered after the latest incident occured on Wednesday when Manchester United vice captain, Ashley Young became the latest victim of such disgusting behaviour. Several tweets containing racists remarks were directed to the 31-year old after United lost their UEFA Champions League Quarter final tie to Barcelona 0-3(0-4 agg) at the Camp Nou.
This follows a considerable number of cases being recorded in the last few weeks in England after Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah also suffered similar attacks just days prior.
Several players in England such as Alexandre Lacazette(Arsenal), Marcus Rashford(Manchester United) , Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) , Georgino Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Danny Rose have either tweeted or expressed their support to the protest being held. Danny Rose himself, angrily stated last month that he ‘couldn’t wait to see the back’ after being at the end of racist attacks while playing in a EURO 2020 qualifier for England against Montenegro a month ago.
Others who have voiced out their support to these are Ghanaians Kassim Nuhu Adams of Hoffenheim and Cosmos Dauda,who plies his trade in Jordan.