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Default Phil Neville calls for social media boycott to combat racist abuse

• England women’s coach responds to Pogba abuse on Twitter
• ‘Let’s come off social media. Let’s see the effect that it has’Phil Neville has called for the football community to “send a powerful message” and boycott social media for six months in response to the rise in racist abuse of players after Paul Pogba was targeted online having missed a penalty for Manchester United against Wolves.

“I’ve lost total faith in whoever runs these social media departments, so I just wonder whether now as a football community, in terms of really sending a powerful message, is: come off social media,” said the England women’s head coach. “Six months - let’s come off social media. Let’s see the effect that it has on these social media companies, whether they’re really going to do something about it.”

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