Sky reporter Michelle Owen reveals online abuse over red card mistake | Football- Tempemail

Michelle Owen has shared some of the abuse she received online over her reporting for Sky’s Soccer Saturday, and called on social media companies to take stronger action. Owen reposted a number of the abusive messages on Twitter, in which she was told she “couldn’t do what she’s paid to Continue Reading

‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online | Football- Tempemail

The Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screenshot on his Twitter account on Friday of a vile message from an Instagram user. Mings tweeted: “Another day in the life of social media with Continue Reading

French football pundit Pierre Menes apologises after harassment claims- Tempemail

A behemoth of French football punditry has taken to social media to issue his “sincerest apologies” after he became the latest prominent male to come under fire for alleged sexual harassment. Pierre Ménès, a great bear of a man whose lively TV soccer commentaries have made him a household name Continue Reading

UK’s first football hate crime officer turns focus on social media | Police- Tempemail

Since starting his role as the UK’s first football hate crime officer earlier this month, PC Stuart Ward has been busier than expected, considering football fans are banned from stadiums as part of the coronavirus lockdown. Instead of jibes from the stands, players are now fielding more abuse on social Continue Reading

It’s a new dawn for women’s football, but our fight for equality rolls on- Tempemail

When I started playing football, I didn’t even know my home country of Denmark had a women’s national football team. Now, I’m playing on the world stage in my second Uefa European Women’s Championship campaign after an unbelievable experience playing at the finals in 2017 tournament.   I was once Continue Reading

Why should it be left to players to tackle social media’s failure? | Football- Tempemail

I haven’t had that many death threats. Quite often they’re quite passive – trolls wishing I was dead but not even being bothered to do it themselves. “How the fuck u ain’t been fired is a miracle. You complete dry lunch bell end…DIE!!!” Threats of violence seem slightly more proactive. Continue Reading

‘Havens for abuse’: football unites to demand social media racism crackdown | Football- Tempemail

English football’s leaders have called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to take personal responsibility for the spread of racist content on their platforms. The chief executives of the Premier League, Football Association and EFL, alongside those of the players’ and managers’ unions, the head of the women’s Continue Reading

Rashford leads way in fight to tackle pernicious effects of racism | Football- Tempemail

Once again it falls on Marcus Rashford to lead. The Manchester United forward used his voice this weekend to bring clarity and focus to a problem that should not exist. This time it was not child food poverty that he wanted to talk about, but racism. Racism and the pernicious Continue Reading

Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players | Football- Tempemail

Greater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over social media. The intervention comes as a number of prominent Premier League players have revealed they have received racist abuse in the past seven days. United’s Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Continue Reading

‘Hot news from the Super League’: Vietnamese trade fake football scores to evade social media crackdown- Tempemail

Vietnamese are trading fake weather reports and football scores on social media as a creative means to discuss Communist Party leadership wrangling after an official ban on speculation ahead of the Party’s biggest and most important meeting in five years. At its 13th Tempemail Congress, due to be held later Continue Reading