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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Ibrox club have issued a statement confirming they will join Swansea and Birmingham in a week-long silence on social media channels.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Rangers have announced a seven-day social media boycott in protest against online racism. The Premiership champions have joined Swansea City and Birmingham City in going silent for a week in the battle against discrimination. The boycott will begin at 7pm and involve Rangers players and management as well as official club accounts. The Ibrox club insist they are concerned by a lack of accountability placed on social media outlets and particularly the daily racist abuse suffered by the team's black players. On Wednesday, Ibrox star Glen Kamara delivered an emotional interview with ITV as he spoke out for the first time since allegedly being racially abused by Slavia Prague 's Ondrej Kudela. Read More Related Articles St Johnstone and Rangers in fixture switch up as clubs request change of plan And a club statement said: " Rangers FC can confirm that as of 7pm this evening (Thursday), our players and management will take part in a week-long boycott of social media." Managing director Stewart Robertson said: "We can confirm that as a board and as a club, we are fully behind our players and management on this issue. "Furthermore, we have arranged to meet Facebook and Instagram to underline our growing concerns."Having spoken to a wide range of clubs across the UK, we know these concerns are shared by all clubs and it is fair to say everyone is losing patience with the lack of action from social media companies."Rangers hope is that clear and direct action is taken from social media platforms.
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. "We will raise this next week in our scheduled meetings.
"Rangers has driven its flagship Everyone Anyone campaign forward rigorously, drawing praise and support from fellow clubs, governing bodies and politicians. And we will continue to stand firmly against all forms of discrimination. Enough is enough." Kamara this week opened on his hurt and anger following the incident during a Europa League last 16 clash in March, insisting if he could go back in time he would have walked off the pitch. Kamara said: "If I could go back to the time of the game I would walk off the pitch, 100 per cent. "This kind of thing shouldn't be in the game. It's an every day life thing, I don't know if in our lifetime we'll ever see it change. "But I can make a change in some way, I'll do it." More to follow
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