Social media boycott: FIGC joins the campaign against online abuseFIGC is joining the social media blackout starting tomorrow at 15:00 CEST and ending Monday 3 May. Gravina: “We want to make our contribution to a civil campaign”
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The FIGC is joining many actors in world football in their campaign against online abuse. This is a strong message against all forms of discrimination was launched in England and has now been picked up by UEFA and the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, who have decided to cease all social media activity from tomorrow at 15:00 CEST to Monday 3 May at 23:59 CEST. The campaign seeks to increase discussions on a collective responsibility to work together with European political institutions and with the biggest social media networks in the world.
“We want to make our contribution to what is a civil campaign,” said FIGC President Gabriele Gravina. “It’s time to say ‘enough’. Given the importance that football possesses in our society, it’s only right that we all assume the responsibility of sending a positive message, in stark contrast to these online trolls. Sport is a motivation for joy and sharing, it’s not a vehicle for inciting violence and spreading hatred and vulgarity.”