Today at the Olympics: GB women off and running as football tournament starts- Tempemail

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics got under way on Wednesday with victory for Great Britain’s women’s football team and softball action in Fukushima. Two days ahead of the opening ceremony, Team GB launched the women’s football competition in Sapporo against Chile and emerged comfortable 2-0 winners while there was a major Continue Reading

Social media racists will be banned from football matches, says Johnson | PMQs- Tempemail

Fans who racially abuse footballers online will be banned from grounds under new rules sparked by the outcry over trolling of England players, a move backed by the Premier League. The Premier League warned on Wednesday that 80% of the abuse reported to its monitoring unit came from outside the Continue Reading

Petition to ban racists from football matches for ever nears 1m signatures | Race- Tempemail

A petition to permanently ban racists from football matches has reached almost one million signatures in just 24 hours. Football fans Shaista Aziz, Amna Abdullatif and Huda Jawad created the petition on Monday in response to racist abuse aimed at England footballers Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after Continue Reading

Football rumours: Is Mikkel Damsgaard England-bound?- Tempemail

What the papers say The man who came close to rocking England’s Euro 2020 hopes – Denmark’s Mikkel Damsgaard – is set to become a Premier League player, with Tottenham, Leicester and Leeds said to be keen on his signature. Italy’s Calciomercato reports the Sampdoria striker has become a target 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

Ian Wright opens up to Alan Shearer on horrific experiences of racism in football and on social media- Tempemail

Ian Wright has described some of the horrific racist abuse he experienced during his football career and now daily on social media in a powerful video with fellow BBC pundit Alan Shearer. Wright shared the 17-minute video on his social media channels before joining in with the football-wide boycott of Continue Reading

Football can be a force for good – that’s why I’m joining the social media boycott | Football- Tempemail

For as long as prejudice and abuse exists in society it will always exist on social media: but that doesn’t mean we have to take it, excuse it on that basis, or ignore it. I have received my fair share of abuse in relation to things I’ve written: “Honestly stop Continue Reading

Footballers to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse | Football- Tempemail

The world of English professional football will unite for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media next weekend to protest at the continued abuse and racism aimed at players. Clubs in the English Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will switch off their Facebook, Twitter Continue Reading

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