The problem lies with the dysfunctional individuals who perpetrate the hate, not the medium they use.Anything is better than nothing.
Until the higher powers are pressurised enough in to doing something then I welcome more of this.
Agreed, if others were to follow their lead it might at least make them take some notice.I say well done to them. People saying 'big deal', what wuld you do instead? More nothing?
It's at least the start of a hopefully concerted effort to tackle the SM platforms on their laissez-faire attitudes to their responsibilities.
I would totally back Rangers and our players if they did the same.
That there is the problem. Its turning into a craze, and they're loving it. Probably having a competition for how many they've offendedThis will only increase the problem.
Keep saying it, the spate of online racist abuse at the minute is essentially "copycat crimes". Player gets abused. Media fuore, top story on BBC news. Idiots see the fuore it causes and do it themselves.
The cycle repeats.
I get that nobody wants to say "ignore them"...but the reason its so rampant at the minute is because they're getting so much attention.
If everybody just accepted it was a thing now and nobody done anything it would just grow and embolden the offenders, making them think it’s acceptable. If it seems acceptable, it gets worse and creeps into other areas of life. Even seemingly empty gestures are letting people know that it isn’t ok.The problem lies with the dysfunctional individuals who perpetrate the hate, not the medium they use.
The relative anonymity of social media seems to be half the problem. As Ricky Gervais has said, "Sometimes reading Twitter is like reading every public toilet wall all over the world."
What the 'higher powers' can do about it is an age-old problem. They certainly can't insist on accountability through clear registration and identification - that would be anathema to civil libertarians.
Short of asking everyone to 'play nice' I can't see what can be done. I think we have to accept hate and discrimination as endemic in human nature and be grateful if it's confined to anonymous virtual trolling.
We need a organised boycott of social media involving all clubs plus personalities etc. A campaign started by the FA, EPL, SPFL. Needs to be big to force change on social media company’s, one club will just be ignored.
Do it for s month at least.
Make a statement
Will make about as much impact as the ineffectual 'taking a knee.'
Genuine question, how do you even approach that? What would you have them do?Disable comments on accounts. It's the only way forward at the moment as the platforms have no intention of policing their sites properly.
After nearly a full season of gesturing...it got worse. (The GK incident is the first time at Ibrox I can remember a player suffering racial abuse from another player.) Every one with any sense at all already knows it's unacceptable. Drop the gestures and start pursuing the actual offenders. The laws to deal with them are already in place.If everybody just accepted it was a thing now and nobody done anything it would just grow and embolden the offenders, making them think it’s acceptable. If it seems acceptable, it gets worse and creeps into other areas of life. Even seemingly empty gestures are letting people know that it isn’t ok.
UEFA would have investigated - and hopefully prosecuted - the Prague player regardless of footballers 'taking the knee for a year.' Their rules have been in place for years and plenty of clubs and players have been punished.this keeps getting posted in variations on threads.
Had footballers not been taking a knee for a year do you think we’d be seeing the same push for UEFA to do more? FAs were happy to back it and now they have to back it up or look like the “Virtue Signallers” they were accused of being.
There’s more than one way to spin a story. Us and Celtic not doing the “token gesture” also brought more attention to Glen Kamara story.