#Enough: PFA calls for action after anti-racism campaign saw players abused again

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#Enough: PFA calls for action after anti-racism campaign saw players abused again
#Enough: PFA calls for action after anti-racism campaign saw players abused again

The Professional Footballers’ Association is calling on social media platforms to improve their response to racism after their anti-racism campaign was met with more vile abuse.

The powerful PFA-organised message #Enough called on football players across the country to boycott social media on Friday.

It came as a response to increased reports of racist messages received by players.

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And although the message was widespread and many players stood together to share it, the PFA revealed another wave of abuse.

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A statement, revealed by Henry Winter, said: “Yesterday, some members received racist abuse on their #Enough posts. When these incidents were reported, the response from social networks was - again - unacceptable.

“In the coming days, we will be inviting players to report any racist abuse they have received to us.

“We will collate it and share it with social platforms to demonstrate the impact of their lack of impact.

“We will be requesting meetings with each of the social platforms as a matter of priority. Meetings with the FA and government are planned for next month.”

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