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Supporting the Switch Off...

The Exeter City Supporters' Trust is proud to support our football club and others across English Football by participating in next weekend's Social Media Switch Off.

The FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and the FSA will unite for a social media boycott from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3 May, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

This has been scheduled to take place across a full fixture programme in the men’s and women’s professional game and will see clubs across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Women’s Championship switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

As a collective, the game recognises the considerable reach and value of social media to our sport. The connectivity and access to supporters who are at the heart of football remains vital.

However, the boycott shows English football coming together to emphasise that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate, while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination.

Exeter City is proud to be part of the switch off and hopes that it will enforce the message that online abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.

As a Supporter owned, inclusive, and community driven football club, we are welcoming to everybody regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual identity, or disability, and take a zero tolerance approach towards any form of discrimination.

For the duration of the boycott the Trust will join with the club's media team - and other members of the ECFC family - in 'switching off' all our social media accounts.

The club wil be providing updates on Saturday's match and post match interviews from the official website only.

For more information on this weekend's social media boycott, please click here to visit the club website.

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