By Mike Slater

27th Apr, 2021 | 3:25pm

Rangers in talks with Scottish Premiership clubs over social media boycott - Sky Sports

Rangers have been involved in talks over a potential social media boycott, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph.

Hatred and online abuse has become far too frequent on social media, and the talks are taking place over a blackout over the weekend.

The English Premier League are also doing the same from next weekend, as players and clubs look to make a change online.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Joseph shared the major update on Tuesday afternoon as clubs prepare to make a difference.

“Sky Sports News has been told that the SPFL are in discussions about a possible social media boycott this weekend,” he said.

Make a difference.

We need to do our best to make any sort of difference, with all of this online abuse becoming far too familiar in the modern day.

Glen Kamara was sickenly abused by Ondrej Kudela against Slavia Praha, and that continued online after the clash.

Unfortunately, Kemar Roofe also was subject of racial abuse and it is something that should never happen, not to Rangers players, or anyone.

If this social media boycott can help prevent any cases of abuse online, it will have been successful, but the truth is, this is only the first step of a long road.

Steven Gerrard will be at the forefront of this issue with it affecting his squad massively this season, and hopefully, the rest of the SPFL being involved will make it a huge movement.

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