#Enough is an anti-racism initiative carried out by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) in wake of recent events. A number of Premier League football players have been faced with racial slurs and comments on various social media platforms. The goal of the #Enough initiative is to apply adequate pressure on the various social media companies including Instagram and Facebook to take stronger action against racial abuse. PFA has also pledged to apply more pressure to FIFA and UEFA
Professional footballers in England and Wales have been encouraged to boycott their social media for 24 hours in support of this campaign. David Beckham, Paul Downing, Jack Cork, Luca Colville, Gareth Bale and many more have shown their support by posting a special graphic about the initiative on their social media handles. Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, Arsenal forward Danielle Carter and Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa also joined hands in the campaign. Even Sky Sports has decided to halt their daily operations for 24 hours to show their support for #Enough.
Female and male players of Manchester United have united to lead the way in the protest against racial abuse with the tagline ‘all red, all equal’. Ashley Young, captain of the men’s team was subjected to nasty racial comments from the club’s own supporters.
Manchester City and Liverpool too have expressed their feelings against their own supporters who had racially abused Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah from the respective teams.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) April 19, 2019
Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur was subjected to racial abuse last month during last month’s Euro 2020 qualifier said, “Football has a problem with racism. I don’t want any future players to go through what I’ve been through in my career. Collectively, we are simply not willing to stand by while too little is done by football authorities and social media companies to protect players from this disgusting abuse.”