‘We all kick the same ball’: Rashford thanks fans for support after racist abuse- Tempemail

Footballer Marcus Rashford has apologised over Manchester United’s European defeat and thanked fans for their support after he received racist abuse on social media. “We all kick the same ball,” he tweeted, expressing his frustration at the abuse posted online. “I love this club. I love my city. This club Continue Reading

Marcus Rashford suffers racial abuse on social media after Europa League loss | Marcus Rashford- Tempemail

Marcus Rashford was subjected to more racial abuse on his social media accounts after Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat in Gdansk. The England striker said he had received “at least 70 racial slurs” on social media after the penalty shootout loss to Villarreal. Rashford tweeted within hours of the Continue Reading

Police make arrests over online racist abuse of Son in Spurs v Man Utd game- Tempemail

Twelve men have been arrested or interviewed under caution following online racist abuse directed at a player in Tottenham’s 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United, the Metropolitan Police has revealed. Although the Met did not confirm the target of the abuse, referring in a statement only to “a high-profile London Continue Reading

Instagram’s pronouns feature is fine – but it won’t stop anti-trans abuse | Life and style- Tempemail

Instagram has unveiled a new feature that lets users display their gender pronouns in their account’s bio without having to manually enter said pronouns themselves. Which is cool! And also something untold numbers of people are already doing, in case you haven’t kept up with social media since the heavy-banged Continue Reading

Tech playing growing role in UK domestic abuse cases, experts say | Domestic violence

Domestic abuse cases requiring specialist support because technology has played a key role have soared over the last year, the largest specialist provider of domestic abuse investigation services in England and Wales has warned. Complex tech abuse cases involve perpetrators using multiple accounts and devices to abuse, control and monitor Continue Reading

Salmond supporters accused of ‘torrent of homophobic and transphobic abuse’ | Scottish elections 2021- Tempemail

Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Greens leader, has blamed supporters of Alex Salmond’s nationalist Alba party for a “torrent” of homophobic and transphobic abuse during the election campaign. Harvie said the abuse has included smears about paedophilia, abusive attacks on his sexuality and transphobic attacks on the gender identity of other Continue Reading

Harry Kane and FA call for government action to stop online abuse- Tempemail

The Football Association has called on the Government to introduce legislation to compel social media companies to do more to stop online abuse. At the end of a four-day boycott which saw football organisations, clubs, players, other sports stars, major businesses and media outlets fall silent in protest, the drive Continue Reading

Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sport- Tempemail

As we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tackle hate, let’s try imagining an alternative reality. Just as now, it starts with trolls sending racist abuse at, say, Mohamed Salah or Marcus Rashford, or relentlessly attacking a Continue Reading

Karen Carney reveals abuse on social media led her to suicidal thoughts | Football- Tempemail

Karen Carney has revealed she contemplated taking her own life after receiving abuse on Twitter. The former England international described how abuse she received in December affected her mental health. Carney had praised Leeds while working on Amazon Prime during their 5-0 win against West Brom but said she was Continue Reading

Social media boycott can unite support against sport’s culture of online abuse- Tempemail

At 3pm on Friday afternoon, the virtual circus paused mid-flight. Without fans in stadiums, social media has become football’s soundtrack, filling the vacuum with a cacophony of caps lock, emojis, well-cut clips and uncut reactions. For better or worse, this is the voice of sport and society, broadcast across 140 Continue Reading