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SOCIAL MEDIA BOYCOTT: How to follow the game on Saturday

Details on how to follow the Leyton Orient game

29 April 2021

Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse.

That is why this weekend we are coming together with English football and other sports and organisations, to boycott social media and demand change.

Carlisle United will join the EFL, English football and wider sport in switching off our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, from 3pm Friday 30 April to 11.59pm on Monday 3 May. 

The usual news will be posted here on the official website, but there will be no social media posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This includes before, during and after the Leyton Orient match on Saturday. 

You can still watch the match on iFollow as normal. Click HERE to buy your match pass for the game. 

Team news and match updates for the Leyton Orient match will be posted in our live match day blog, which will appear on the home page of the website from 1pm on Saturday. 

Our post-match interview with Chris Beech will appear on our YouTube channel HERE as usual after the match, but comments will be disabled. 

Full match report and reaction will be on the offiical site post-match as normal. 

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “The club is supporting the football wide social media boycott this weekend.

“This is in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

“We are asking all of our players, staff and supporters to join with the club to send the message that social media companies need to act now to help to eradicate this type of harassment and abuse. 

“Please join with us, and the wider game, by boycotting your own social media channels through this period.”

Click HERE for more information on this campaign.


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