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Football: Abuse

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6281, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their initiative on tackling the online abuse of footballers, what assessment they have made of the extent to which football clubs have taken up the opportunity of briefings from the police on systems for reporting and dealing with online abuse.

Answered on

7 March 2022

We are aware that some clubs have responded to the offer made by the police of briefings on systems for reporting and dealing with online abuse. This is an operational matter for football clubs and their players to decide on. Police remain ready and willing to offer their support in tackling online abuse directed at footballers.

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