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Dons Blackout!

30 April 2021

AFC Wimbledon is proud to be joining a social media blackout this weekend as the whole of sport stands up to racism and online abuse.

Along with every Premier League and EFL club we will stop using our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts from 3pm this afternoon. 

Our chief executive Joe Palmer said: "There is no place for racism or any forms of abuse in football, sport or society as a whole.

"Everyone at our club is proud to be joining this united boycott. Together we are strong and together we will obliterate this evil curse.”

The show of solidarity is also being supported by the game's governing bodies, along with the FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers Association, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters’ Association.

The collective boycott is focused primarily on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where sickening hate and abuse comments have triggered an avalanche of complaints. These are the channels we will be switching off including all posts, comments and DMs - and we will not reopen them again until 11.59pm.on Monday, May 3.

Our website will remain open, however, so you will still be able to follow tomorrow's game against Portsmouth on iFollow as normal.

To buy a matchday pass visit iFollow.

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