Various British football associations will be boycotting the social media networks for the U.K.’s bank holiday from April 30 to May 3. The reason, as their common statement reads, is the “ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.” The announcement was made jointly by the Football Association (FA), the Premier League, the English Football League (EFL), the FA Women’s Super League, the FA Women’s Championship, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), the League Managers Association (LMA), Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters’ Association. Edleen John, the FA’s director of international relations and corporate affairs and co-partner for equality, diversity and inclusion, ascribed in the statement “moral and social responsibilities” to the social media companies. In keeping with this sentiment, the organizations are appealing to the U.K. government of the U.K. to “ensure its Online Safety Bill will bring in strong legislation to make social media companies more accountable for what happens on their platforms, as discussed at the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) Online Abuse roundtable earlier this week.” While hooliganism has notoriously taken on particularly violent connotations in the U.K., players and clubs in other countries have also condemned acts of hatred and instigation to violence through the social media.