Players should boycott social media to combat racist abuse, says Neville

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  • Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Quarter Final - England v Norway - England Press Conference - Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France - June 26, 2019 England manager Phil Neville during the press conference REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

(Reuters) - England women's coach Phil Neville has urged the football community to boycott social media for six months and "send a powerful message" in response to a significant rise in online racist abuse of players.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba became the latest high-profile player to be a target of online abuse after he missed a penalty in Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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