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Thread: Swansea City Boycott Social Media

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    Swansea City Boycott Social Media

    I just came across this in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/football...bhorrent-abuse

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    Fully behind them but I suppose opens up the debate of where the line is.

    People that messaged Conor Roberts directly to jump off a bridge is totally unacceptable but is it acceptable to directly say they played rubbish? What about in open discussion on Twitter?

    Fans want to interact with players that they pay a lot of money to watch each week and then you got Gary Neville criticising that someoneís remotely managing their accounts.

    Itís a tricky situation and I certainly wouldnít like to deal with the abuse that footballers do

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    Jacks have 4m followers across all employees and platforms according to Sky Sports News.

    Bet that's a lot more than ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Fully behind them but I suppose opens up the debate of where the line is.

    People that messaged Conor Roberts directly to jump off a bridge is totally unacceptable but is it acceptable to directly say they played rubbish? What about in open discussion on Twitter?

    Fans want to interact with players that they pay a lot of money to watch each week and then you got Gary Neville criticising that someoneís remotely managing their accounts.

    Itís a tricky situation and I certainly wouldnít like to deal with the abuse that footballers do
    Are they fans or just racist bots from all over the world. Anyone can set up as many Twitter accounts that they want. Probably the same accounts randomly racially attacking anyone in the public eye thatís not white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan_corneli View Post
    Jacks have 4m followers across all employees and platforms according to Sky Sports News.

    Bet that's a lot more than ours.
    That stems from their PL days, no way do that have that interest now. They’d be lucky to get 12k in the ground

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    Think there is a difference between saying a player played rubbish and saying a player is sh*t or competing to see who can have the most hyperbolic negative reaction to a player's name (pre-game) and performance (post-game) with the latter more about seeking attention rather than just wanting interaction with players. Arguably, even the latter could be just about acceptable but really it is not if it includes trying to ensure the player can see the comments.

    Conversation typically moves onto social media requiring identification so perhaps time to share this thread: https://twitter.com/MariCLewis/statu...24230692192264

    Twitter should treat racism like copyright abuses. They get on that v quickly. They have the capacity.

    Making marginalized people who rely on anonymity pay for racists using the cloak of anonymity knowing this website doesn’t punish racism is just further oppression. **** that.

    I tweet this as I’m disappointed in my local supporters group, who seem to “get” Liverpool only to a certain point — we need to realize that the framed enemies here (anonymous racists) are allowed to act not bc they’re anonymous but because Twitter doesn’t care about racism.

    I cannot emphasize enough that racist bullies will always exist, but right now they also exist as verified accounts. Those accounts embolden others. These are two related problems.

    Also my local Liverpool group have a lot of care rn when it’s Liverpool supporters online being racist but have had nothing to say across a week of big, big racism stories in, say, La Liga. Y’all don’t care about racism, you care about the optics of the club & can **** off xoxo

    People who use anonymity to exist and speak matter in conversations I have everyday (!) and their well-being matters (!!); creating an online environment where trans people, as an important example, can’t safely exist isnt “progressive” or anti-racist, you idiots; also, stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Fully behind them but I suppose opens up the debate of where the line is.

    People that messaged Conor Roberts directly to jump off a bridge is totally unacceptable but is it acceptable to directly say they played rubbish? What about in open discussion on Twitter?

    Fans want to interact with players that they pay a lot of money to watch each week and then you got Gary Neville criticising that someoneís remotely managing their accounts.

    Itís a tricky situation and I certainly wouldnít like to deal with the abuse that footballers do
    Is it a tricky situation? If someone is being a **** ban them. Youíre not allowed to be a **** in the street why should it be allowed if itís behind a keyboard ?

    There seems to be a weird bubble round football where youíre allowed to be a complete anti social **** just because youíve bought a ticket under the guise of shit banter.

    Also what kind of ****ing empty headed loser watches their team lose a football match and then logs on to directly call someone shit and tag them.

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    Just seen this on sky sports news and for a second the jacks had my full respect, then it was reported that they were only coming off social media for a week....that's pathetic. I stopped drinking 3 times in one day once and like this it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisperer View Post
    Just seen this on sky sports news and for a second the jacks had my full respect, then it was reported that they were only coming off social media for a week....that's pathetic. I stopped drinking 3 times in one day once and like this it didn't work.
    What's genuinely pathetic is your attempt at an analogy.

    The Jacks and their players are actually doing something about the situation instead of just complaining about it. Good on them. If the biggest clubs in the world followed Swansea's lead we might finally begin to see some changes.

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    Birmingham have joined now.

    Perhaps footballers as a community should find a different behaviour away from these platforms if they contain such appalling content , I guess they knew that these environments existed before joining.

    One of the Swansea lads suggested a more robust sign up procedure giving official names and addresses so one could report the hatred more effectively, the weakness of these platforms is the anonymity they provide for faceless cowards .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    What's genuinely pathetic is your attempt at an analogy.

    The Jacks and their players are actually doing something about the situation instead of just complaining about it. Good on them. If the biggest clubs in the world followed Swansea's lead we might finally begin to see some changes.
    Quite right. An end to all those banal self-obsessed profiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    What's genuinely pathetic is your attempt at an analogy.

    The Jacks and their players are actually doing something about the situation instead of just complaining about it. Good on them. If the biggest clubs in the world followed Swansea's lead we might finally begin to see some changes.
    Doing something about it, no theyíre not itís a really shallow gesture maybe even virtue signaling. At least Theri Henry as come off it totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisperer View Post
    Doing something about it, no they’re not it’s a really shallow gesture maybe even virtue signaling.
    So boycotting social media for a week isn't doing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    So boycotting social media for a week isn't doing something?
    Not really. Itís like one of your flounces. Doesnít last long and achieves nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    Not really. It’s like one of your flounces. Doesn’t last long and achieves nothing.
    Does it perhaps bring some more publicity to an issue that very definitely needs addressing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    Is it a tricky situation? If someone is being a **** ban them. Youíre not allowed to be a **** in the street why should it be allowed if itís behind a keyboard ?

    There seems to be a weird bubble round football where youíre allowed to be a complete anti social **** just because youíve bought a ticket under the guise of shit banter.

    Also what kind of ****ing empty headed loser watches their team lose a football match and then logs on to directly call someone shit and tag them.
    Iím on your side but there is a line where something is and isnít acceptable whether itís shit behaviour or not.

    What about those who shout stuff in the stadium like ďget off, you're shitĒ like Iíve heard hundreds of times before at games? Is there a difference on twitter saying Bacuna was crap today to saying @Bacuna was crap

    Easier if players just come off social media all together as there will always be arseholes

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    So boycotting social media for a week isn't doing something?
    Not really it certainly won't be that effective, it would be like contributing a penny to Sir Tom's fundraiser or Velindre cancer fund - It's insulting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Quite right. An end to all those banal self-obsessed profiles
    I wouldnít say itís about self obsession itís probably more to do with image rights and brand reputation

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Birmingham have joined now.

    Perhaps footballers as a community should find a different behaviour away from these platforms if they contain such appalling content , I guess they knew that these environments existed before joining.

    One of the Swansea lads suggested a more robust sign up procedure giving official names and addresses so one could report the hatred more effectively, the weakness of these platforms is the anonymity they provide for faceless cowards .
    Will never happen in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisperer View Post
    Not really it certainly won't be that effective, it would be like contributing a penny to Sir Tom's fundraiser or Velindre cancer fund - It's insulting.
    Who does it insult? Do you think the Swansea players who have been racially abused on social media feel insulted?

    As for it not being that effective, of course it won't in it's own right. But every movement has to start somewhere and if people don't do anything, then nothing changes. There definitely seems to be a move against the social media giants in the football world at the moment. I see that as a good thing. Perhaps you disagree?

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