JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink says he hopes football’s social media boycott this weekend is just the start in bringing about a change of attitude towards online abuse.
The Brewers manager said: “The boycott is a good start and it’s very important that we all tackle it. I personally think it should be only the start and we should do more. This time it’s a weekend and if the social media platforms don’t do something about it, next time it needs to be longer.
“This really needs to stop, and we need to find a way to get the right outcome.
“Everyone here wants to be part of it and understands what the boycott is trying to do.
“Hopefully the social media companies will see that they need to change. But I think we need to go further and the Government needs to introduce new legislation. We can’t see what is happening and sit still, we all need to make it better.
“Today it might be me who is getting abuse, but tomorrow it might be you. We all have a responsibility to do something about it.”
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Hasselbaink hopes that the Brewers can follow up Tuesday’s five goal mauling of Fleetwood with a final home win of the season against Gillingham tomorrow.
“There is thee points to play for and we want to have a mentality that when there is three points to play for we want to grab that. We want that mentality throughout the club for every game.
“Tomorrow we want another good performance and then hopefully we will get the result we want as well.”
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