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England have appointed two experienced players as ‘social media captains’ to speak to younger members of the squad about how to deal with potential abuse during the Women’s Euros.
A joint study by FIFA and FIFPRO found that over half of the players who took part in Euro 2020 and the Africa Cup of Nations were abused online. Homophobic slurs were the most common type of insult, followed by racism.
There are nine tournament debutants in the Lionesses squad and Rachel Daly, 30, said the more experienced players are taking an active role in helping the younger stars manage their platforms.
‘We had discussions about it a few camps ago ahead of the Euros knowing what we know about abuse and things