The KNVP has recently launched a policy program to deal with online racism and discrimination in Dutch football. The National Football Association will talk to Facebook next month about this theme.
All football clubs in the UK recently announced this weekend that they would be closing their accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Clubs want these sites to do more to deal with online racism and discrimination.
Football players in the UK face this more and more, clubs decide. They had already called on social media in February with an open letter to take action in the wake of the wave of racist incidents on social media.
The German club 1899 Hoffenheim on Monday announced that it would boycott social media for several days following the English example.
The KNVP has already launched an offensive plan
Last year, the KNVP already launched an offensive program called ‘Our football belongs to everyone’, which has twenty elements to deal with racism and discrimination. The union has been working on this for some time. KNVP for online access
The association, along with government and professional football clubs, wants to investigate the extent of online racism in Dutch football. Based on this, a joint policy plan should be drawn up for the approach.
KNVP It is already a little above its approach to racism and discriminatory reactions entering its own social media channels. The union wants to address this more sharply and has offered the possibility of this to various social welfare groups.
Like the United Kingdom, there is currently no question about ignoring social media in the Netherlands. A spokesman for KNVP said: “The boycott in the United Kingdom comes after lengthy incidents and discussions with social media outlets. The boycott is now being used as a last resort.”