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It's about time that this happens however I can't believe they are only just now banning accounts that send this abuse. I'd assumed this was just standard.

Good that they will quickly ban secondary accounts used to send messages to. But again should have been standard procedure already.
 

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Step in the right direction but I agree why have these companies not been doing this since day one how long has Facebook been going much be nearly 15 years, Instagram over a decade surely basic rules regarding abuse need to be in the t’s and c’s break them and you get booted off.

The social media platforms have a lot to answer for when it comes to the mass spreading of lies and abuse through their sites.
 

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Martial was racially abused again after yesterday's game.

Must be horrible for the players to know it's coming every time the team lose surely it's getting to the point now where the players need to turn of comments and close DM's.
 

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Martial was racially abused again after yesterday's game.

Must be horrible for the players to know it's coming every time the team lose surely it's getting to the point now where the players need to turn of comments and close DM's.
That’s a sad indictment on the world that they expect to be racially abused after losing a football match. It’s just disgusting.

The Facebook response to Swansea player Dhanda being racially abused was disgraceful. The account was put on a temp ban, how is it going to be stamped out if you essentially give the abusers a slap on the wrist and say oh come back in 7 days or whenever.
 

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Thierry Henry has shut down his social media accounts as he doesn't feel enough is being done by the authorities to stop the racism.

There is rumours that the players may agree to a social media blackout during this summers Euro's in response to the lack of action.
 

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Swansea have decided to blackout all official social media platforms for a week in response online racist abuse suffered by some of their players.
 

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Will anyone notice Swansea doing a blackout.

There needs to be a joined effort, clubs and players. Even then I doubt the companies will care. Donald trump probably produces more clicks than the prem.
 

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Cannot help but think if it was I using your terminology @jsp @Mr C I would be accused of using outdated and no longer acceptable language.
And given the topic maybe it isnt the best wording. Just saying.
 

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no, it highlights how you think about colour

The term blackout is derided from power cuts or losing light and it going dark.

Why on earth would you think it has something to do with skin colour?

If that's what you're getting at, difficult to know with you. I assume you do it as a wind up and to start some kind of banal pointless argument.
 

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no, it highlights how you think about colour

The term blackout is derided from power cuts or losing light and it going dark.

Why on earth would you think it has something to do with skin colour?

If that's what you're getting at, difficult to know with you. I assume you do it as a wind up and to start some kind of banal pointless argument.
Dont think so! why cant another phrase be used, such as wipeout? I can recall when blackboard became unacceptable, as daft as it is, its fact.
 

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I remember that, wasn't it just crappy newspapers doing their thing to drum up fear and try and split the population?
 

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It may very well have been, but that is why I say some here also take the PC thing too far. I think you were guilty of that recently but cant remember what it was now
 

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Birmingham City and Rangers have also followed suit.

As for use of the term blackout I’ve never heard of it used in a derogatory way toward someone in relation to their race so I’m happy to use it @Shot
 

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@jsp well here’s what made me question it.
Some years ago it used to be used in joking fashion.
One would say “I took a blackout last night”. When asked “are you feeling alright now?” They would reply “yes I am fine, nice she was”.
I haven’t heard that in years probably because it is considered outdated and inappropriate.
So there is your example of it being used in a way that could be considered offensive and in reference to race.
Why can’t you use wipeout?
 

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Saying “I took a blackout” is quite clearly a setup to a joke as you would never take a blackout in the literal sense. Written you should be saying I took a black out and separating the two words but then the joke doesn’t work.

I don’t think Wipeout would make sense in the context could have used shutdown I guess but a social media blackout is a commonly used phrase.
 

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Can only assume this abuse came from within our fanbase.

Should note is isn't just footballers who are tagetted because of their race it's happening to high profile people in all sports but it's good that football is being so outspoken on this subject and trying to get it stopped.
 

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