Riyad Mahrez boycotting social networking sites
Algerian international, Riyad Mahrez, star of Manchester City, joined a massive campaign to boycott social media in order to combat racism and hate speech in football.
Riyad Mahrez published a “tweet” on his official account on the “Twitter” website, in which he said: “We will shut down our social media platforms from three o’clock in the evening on Friday April 30th until (23:59) from Monday evening, May 3, in response to the abuse. Persistent online. “
Mahrez will boycott the three social media platforms, “Facebook, Twitter and Instagram” throughout this period, committed to his moral role in combating racism and hate speech in football, and the number of followers of the Algerian star exceeds 15 million people.
The English Premier League clubs and various other clubs of various degrees and English football bodies initiated a campaign to boycott all social media platforms, and other federations such as European Football Association and other international personalities such as Argentine star Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain, joined them, and others.