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Ian Wright and Alan Shearer Share Powerful Conversation On Racist Abuse

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Ian Wright and Alan Shearer Share Powerful Conversation On Racist Abuse

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the FSA are boycotting social media this weekend to protest racist abuse and discrimination online.

English rugby and cricket have also joined in the protest, which will take place between 3pm on Friday and midnight on Monday.

Ahead of the boycott, the Premier League shared a video featuring Alan Shearer and Ian Wright discussing the issue, with Wright bringing up just how serious the abuse he receives online is.

Shearer was clearly shocked by what his former England teammate has to go through.

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Wright was disappointed earlier this year, when a person he reported as racially abusing him online was only given a probation. At the time of the verdict, he said: "I can only wonder what deterrent there is for anyone else who spouts this kind of vile racist abuse.

"I am disappointed. I'm tired. We are all tired."

The Arsenal and Crystal Palace icon repeated his disappointment this time, and made clear that he thinks education is the way forward.

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He doesn't believe social media companies or the government are currently doing enough on the issue, which the boycott is aiming to change.

Fans posted their support after the video went up.

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Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport are also taking part in the boycott this weekend, and won't be posting any content related to the matches taking place.

Topics: Football News, Football, Ian Wright, Premier League, Alan Shearer

Max Miller
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