A study showed that more than 55% of the players who participated in the finals d I Euro 2020 Based on Africa Cup for this year Online abuse.
The independent report of FIFA Five months before the start 2022 World Cup in Qatar, She identified homophobic and racist comments as two main areas of concern.
Over 400,000 social media posts have been reviewed and published Twitter And the Instagram 541 cases of direct discrimination or other forms of abuse were detected.
Most hate comments were found coming from The countries of origin of the target players with 38% made in United kingdom.
The study found that 40% of abusive messages contained homophobic content and 38% were racist. Another 3% are classified as containing threats, while 58% of racist comments are still visible online as of April 2022, with 87% of non-racist abuse still in sight.
The report comes after the players England Bukayo Saka And the Jadon Sancho And the Marcus Rashford I received racist abuse online after wasting penalties in my final Euro 2020 vs Italy After that, England lost.
He revealed that 78% of the insults directed at the players participating in that match contained racist comments.
Such violations have been strongly condemned by the director England Gareth Southgate and prime minister UK Boris Johnson, Who promised to take action against racist trolls.
to my final Africa Cup of Nations between Senegal and Egypt The abuse was found to be racist for 26% and homophobic for 62%.
there FIFA He stated that he will cooperate with the World Players Association FIFPRO To start a moderation service to monitor hate speech during upcoming tournaments, hoping to prevent recipients from seeing messages.
“Our duty is to protect football, and this begins when the players bring so much joy and happiness to all of us thanks to their exploits on the field,” said the football club president. Gianni Infantino Viva . “We want our actions to speak louder than our words which is why we are taking concrete measures to address the problem head on.”
In addition to a moderation tool for players who will participate in tournaments FIFA 2022 and 2023 Educational and mental health counseling will be provided to help them deal with online abuse.
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