Bulgarian FA puts the boot into cyberbullies in fight against hate speech

April 22 – The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has joined the UEFA campaign to combat social media bullying with the federations leading players 2023 – Kiril Despodov and Evdokia Popadinova, as well as junior national players Chung Nguyen Do and Steven Gerard Jean Yves Gaote – leading the campaign.

They are joined by the elite Bulgarian referee Pavleta Rashkova.

The BFU has created a video outlining the problems faced by footballers over internet trolls and social network bullys.

“The Bulgarian Football Union and UEFA are joining forces against an increasingly pressing problem recently, namely – cyberbullying. In recent years, the fight against hate speech used in the virtual space has been among the main social priorities of the European football powerhouse. Now the BFS is joining these efforts with its own campaign under the heading ‘More than a game: football is a responsibility’,” the BFU said.

“The main message of the project is that we are all equal on the field, and there is a place for everyone in our favorite game. Unfortunately, the data is conclusive – worldwide, over 60% of children and 40% of adults have been victims of cyberbullying in recent years, and the percentages in question are constantly increasing. These disturbing statistics are one of the reasons why UEFA launched its large-scale campaign, which is joined by the Bulgarian Football Union,” added the Bulgarian FA.

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