Cricket Scotland make strong statement against abuse | Cricket Scotland promises to take strongest possible action against online abuse
Cricket Scotland has taken to social media to make a strong statement against abuse and harrassment of its players, staff or opponents. Scotland’s women’s team has just completed their four-match T20I series against Ireland, which ended in a hard-fought 3-1 series defeat. Also, the men’s side recently fought out a 1-1 ODI series draw against the Netherlands, coming back from 1-0 down to level the series.
Unfortunately, with cricket comes the disappointment of social media abuse. It’s disgusting behaviour that all involved in professional sport are trying to stamp out. Cricket Scotland acknowledged that it’s great to have cricket back, and promised to engage in the strongest possible action against such behaviour.
“It’s great to back playing cricket and we love connecting with fellow fans of the game around the world,” the statement read. “But we will not tolerate abuse or harrassment directed at our players, staff or opponents from our followers.
“We will pursue the strongest possible action against anyone engaging in this behaviour. #EnoughIsEnough.”
This also comes after Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford tweeted the abuse he was receiving after his team’s Europa League Final defeat to Villarreal. Sport stars are subject to more abuse, particularly racial, than ever before, and players and boards are putting onus on the social media giants, including Twitter, to do more to stamp such behaviour out of the platforms.
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