Fleetwood Town are joining Football Clubs and Organisations up and down the country in a social media boycott from 3pm on Friday 30 April to 11:59pm on Monday 3 May.
Following proposals from EFL clubs earlier this month, Fleetwood, the EFL and the wider game as a collective wants to demonstrate our collective anger at the constant abuse on social media received by footballers and people in the game, as well as others across the world, which goes without any real-world consequences for perpetrators.
We know that a boycott alone will not eradicate the scourge of online discriminatory abuse, which is why we will continue to take proactive steps to call for change. We will not stop challenging social media companies until we see enough progress.
This means that between the above times and dates, we will not be posting, engaging or interacting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We don’t want supporters to be without any sort of coverage or information across the weekend so here is what we will be doing, and how you can find out what you want to know.
The Club’s website will be running as normal throughout the weekend, highlighting key articles from our game against MK Dons, as well as any other content from our related businesses. The usual articles (iFollow information, match preview, report and reaction) will be posted at normal times for supporters to read and enjoy.
For those supporters who usually follow our matches via our Twitter and Facebook channels, we will be providing live text commentary of the match through the Live Match Centre. To access this, click 'Live Match Centre' on the homepage and then the 'Live Text' tab. Alternatively, click HERE to access the live match centre.
Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against The Dons on Saturday. With fans still unable to attend games, the iFollow match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army play.
Simon Grayson's side are set to host MK Dons in a league clash at Highbury on Saturday and you can watch the game for just £10! If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.