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Premier League stars protest against racism, go off social media for 24 hours

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Watford striker Troy Deeney and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah are the reference points for the #Enough anti-racism campaign launched by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association on Thursday.

Stars from the Premier League and Wales held in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday in a bid to combat racist abuse online. The footballers will stay off all social media from 9:00 am (0800 GMT) Friday.

Recall that Deeney had to block replies to his Instagram account earlier this month after receiving abuse.

Salah was also a target of Islamophobic abuse by Chelsea fans last week, with his Coach, Jurgen Klopp saying he would have no hesitation in taking his players off the pitch.

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According to the PFA, the boycott was the “first step in a longer campaign to tackle racism in football”.

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