Planet Rugby to take part in social media boycott

Date published: April 30 2021

Planet Rugby will go silent on our social media channels for four days from Friday, April 30 in a display of solidarity against racism, online abuse and discrimination, coinciding with BT’s Draw the Line campaign.

We will join a number of sports in taking part in the blackout from 15:00 BST this Friday to 23:59 BST on Monday.

This will cover our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, however the website will still provide rugby content.

We’re united in saying enough is enough and hope the silence forces the powers that be to address these issues.

The move follows social media boycotts by Premiership Rugby, its clubs, BT Sport and the Rugby Football Union.

It’s time to draw the line.