AJAX TAKES A STAND AGAINST SOCIAL HATE
Today Ajax's men's and women's teams will play without names on the back of their jerseys. Three dots will be printed on their jersey instead.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Every month, players from Ajax Amsterdam's men's and women's teams receive more than 1,500 hate messages on social media. This figure is based on research data provided by the club. Unfortunately, they are not the only people to experience this kind of online hate. Social hate is a growing trend, affecting millions of people. This weekend, in an effort to silence social hate, Ajax's men's and women's teams will play with three white dots instead of the usual names on their jerseys.
The three dots are a globally recognised symbol representing silence. They also represent the menu icon you select to report hate messages and associated accounts.
What can you do?
Reporting social hate is easy and anonymous. Select the menu icon (...) in your timeline and click on 'report'. The post or message and the associated account will now be up for review by the social media platform, as stated in their reporting policy: Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube and TikTok.
More info ajax.nl/socialhate
Images of the matches will be available later today via the press kit.