“Tennis gamers, coaches and officers everywhere in the world obtain abusive messages by social media every day — and that is on the rise — referring to their race, their gender, their seems to be and their potential,” an announcement learn.
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— ITF (@ITFTennis) 1619773317000
“Many include vile and even loss of life threats.”
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— ITF (@ITFTennis) 1619773620000
The boycott, which begins on Friday and can final till Monday, was began by Britain’s soccer leagues and has been widely-supported by the likes of UEFA, the Rugby Soccer Union, English cricket and F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.
“Again and again we see the devastating impression that on-line abuse, threats and discriminatory language has on skilled athletes, coaches and officers, not solely in tennis however throughout sport,” ITF president David Haggerty mentioned.
“The extent of abuse people are compelled to endure is totally unacceptable, which is why we’re becoming a member of this boycott and calling on social media corporations to behave now to guard people who’re merely doing their jobs.”