(Ap) – Twitter said it has taken action on more than 700 cases of abuse, and spiteful behaviour in relation to football in the Uk over the last two weeks, and promised on Wednesday to continue its efforts to curb the menace.
FILE PHOTO: a football and Soccer ball – Premier League – Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Old Trafford, Manchester, united Kingdom, August 24, 2019 at the latest, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during their warm-up match (REUTERS photo/Andrew Yates
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was a target of racist abuse online after missing a penalty in a Premier game in the past month, Twitter had said it would discuss the matter with the club and British anti-discriminatory body, Kick It Out.
The Chelsea boss Frank Lampard called on social media companies to register their users in order to stamp out racist remarks after the defender Kurt Zouma and striker Tammy Abraham were the focus.
“In the past two weeks, we will take action on more than 700 samples of abusive and hateful behavior is related to UK football,” Twitter UK said it.
“These despicable content that has no place in the service. We are going to continue to take action on the minority of people who are trying to subvert the conversation for the majority of people.
“This behaviour is not in agreement with the vast majority of those who use Twitter… we’ve spent years forging strong partnerships with other clubs, organizations, and supporters, and the deep value of the relationships.”
The social media company said that it had to have a meeting with the English professional footballers’ Association and its member clubs, and the agreed-upon pro-active measures to jointly tackle the problem.
“We want to play our part to reduce this unacceptable behavior… and it will continue to work with partners and clubs, and for the protection of the call, the abuse, and the taking of prompt action on the accounts that are breaking the rules,” Twitter UK, will be added.
“The work by the @PFA, we will be participating in the player’s training program, and you will be joining a host of educational sessions for its membership, for the support of the HOSPITAL’s ambition is to tackle the problem.
“Working with @kickitout, we will continue our relationship with the BRITISH police continue to brief them and provide training on policies, procedures, and a dedicated 24/7 to the reporting channels for the enforcement of the law.”
Reporting Shrivathsa Dan in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge