England Women head coach Phil Neville is calling on the “football community” to boycott social media platforms until they do more to tackle racism.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and Reading’s Yakou Meite have all recently received online racist abuse.
Pogba was targeted following United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday Night Football, prompting a strong statement from the club on Tuesday morning to condemn the abuse and urge social media companies “to take action”.
Pogba’s team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have both tweeted their support, too, while United defender Harry Maguire has suggested people should only be able to open social media accounts if they provide proof of identity.
Neville agrees with Maguire but believes companies like Twitter will only act if they are forced to do so.