Social Issues

El Fútbol Inglés Protesta Contra El Abuso Online Con Un Boicot A Las Redes Sociales

El abuso online hacia los futbolistas se salió de control. Por lo mismo, la Premier League y sus clubes, además de otros aliados alrededor del mundo, decidieron iniciar una protesta que busca acciones concretas que ayuden a prevenirlo y desterrarlo. ¿Su método? Un apagón por cuatro días a sus redes sociales, una de las principales fuentes de los ataques.

Varios equipos y futbolistas, de hecho, no están actualizando sus perfiles en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram desde el viernes 29 de abril y no volverán hacerlo hasta el lunes 3 de mayo.

Here’s Why You Won’t See Anything On Social Media From Your Favorite English Clubs This Weekend

LONDON — A British soccer-instigated boycott of the world's biggest social media platforms by professional athletes, sports teams, governing bodies and broadcasters got underway on Friday in response to continued online racist abuse against a number of Black athletes.

Player Quits Football Mid-Match After Opponent’s Suicide Taunt

Albion Rovers striker David Cox said he was retiring from football after being mocked by Stenhousemuir's "bench" over his mental health during Thursday's 1-0 win in a Scottish League Two fixture.

Cox, who was named on the substitutes' bench for the game at Ochilview Park, walked out of the stadium at half-time after the incident.

The 32-year old said in a video on Facebook he was quitting the game after "again having to deal with some mental health shouts at football."

NWSL Announcers Really Need To Fucking Stop Misgendering Athletes

OL Reign beat the Chicago Red Stars 3-2 in one of the more entertaining NWSL Challenge Cup games of the year on Tuesday night. Tziarra King had an assist and scored the late winner, further cementing her as my second favorite NWSL player (just behind of my fellow Aggie Shea Groom). 

But what stood out more than King’s heroics or Mal Pugh’s first goal since 2019 was the continued misgendering of Reign midfielder Quinn by NWSL announcers. It was made all the worse by the announcers making damn sure they used the correct surnames for recently married players.

English Clubs, Leagues Announce Social Media Boycott To Combat Online Racism

England's football authorities have joined forces to announce a social media boycott next weekend in response to continued online racist abuse of players.

The boycott will take place across a full fixture programme in the men's and women's professional game from 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) on Friday to 11.59 p.m. on Monday May 3.

Here’s How The Soccer World Is Reacting To Derek Chauvin Verdict

While the soccer world was turned upside down early this week with the announcement of the European Super League — and its impending demise — the non-soccer world has been glued to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed murdering George Floyd, a Black man, in broad daylight last year.

Slavia’s Kudela Banned For 10 Matches For Racist Behavior, Will Miss This Summer’s Euros

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been banned for 10 matches for racist behavior in the Europa League last-16 match against Scottish side Rangers last month, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara said he was racially abused by Kudela in the game, when the Scottish club was knocked out in the second leg, which included a melee on the pitch and clashes in the tunnel afterwards.

Europa Nos Recuerda Su Pasado Colonialista En Cada Fecha FIFA

Cada vez que termina una fecha FIFA quedo con una idea zumbando en la cabeza: el odio del fútbol europeo a cualquier torneo de selección que no se juegue dentro de sus fronteras. En Europa, desde su posición dominante en el deporte, detestan la Copa América, la Copa África, las clasificatorias mundialistas y cualquier situación que involucre enviar a sus jugadores extranjeros a sus países de origen.

UEFA Hands Down Curious One-Match Provisional Ban To Slavia Prague Player Accused Of Racist Abuse

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela, who is being investigated by UEFA and Police Scotland over alleged racial abuse, has been provisionally suspended for one game ahead of a hearing, Europe's soccer governing body said on Tuesday.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara complained of being racially abused by Kudela in their last-16 match, when the Scottish club was knocked out in the second leg, which included a melee on the pitch and clashes in the tunnel afterwards.

Sports Remain Hostile Territory For LGBTQ+ Americans

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist.