British Footballer Discusses Swearing Effect Via Medsos

2021-02-03 15:04

British Footballer Discusses Swearing Effect Via Medsos

The British government plans to issue a bill against damages for online abuse.

JAKARTA - A number of top English football players, including Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and former international Karen Carney, discussed harassment, abuse and discrimination online with the British government on Monday (25/1).

The meeting, which was also held online, featured Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden and Minister of Sports Nigel Huddleston. This activity is part of a series of discussions discussing "The Future of Football".

The UK government plans to review football's governance and issue new laws that could hold social media companies accountable for harm online. This year is the deadline for the completion of the bill by the British Parliament.

"Hearing the players talk about the level of harassment that they face quite disturbing hearts," Dowden said in a statement and reported by Reuters.

"Their input today has strengthened my determination to pass a new law to ensure that there is much greater accountability from social media platforms to deal with such issues."

Carney this month deleted his Twitter account after commenting on Leeds United, while working as a television pundit. He was later mocked by the Premier League club's official accounts, causing a flood of online insults.

Other players attending the online discussion include Watford captain Troy Deeney, former West Ham United player Anton Ferdinand and Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa.

"The meeting was very important and I am pleased that those with the power or authority to make changes realize the seriousness of abuse against players," said Henderson.

source: ANTARA

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