Twitter and Kick It Out react to racist abuse against Premier League footballers on the social media platform

5 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images "We have met with the @PFA, @kickitout and directly affected football clubs, and agreed a number of proactive measures to tackle this issue collectively," writes Twitter UK.

Several Premier League players have been racially abused on Twitter in the first four weeks of the Premier League.

Managers, players and organisations have urged the social media platform to do more to tackle the online discrimination.

Twitter and Kick It Out have both released statements. Read them in full length below.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma have all been targeted with racist abuse on Twitter within the first four weeks of the new season.

This has prompted the managers of Manchester United and Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard, to ask the social media platforms to do more to curb racist behaviour.

Responding to its critics, Twitter UK has issued a statement in which it claims to have taken action against more than 700 instances of abuse and hateful conduct related to UK football in the past two weeks.

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