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How we're reporting during the social media boycott


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This weekend AFC Bournemouth are joining the social media boycott, here's how you can still follow all of the action from a big weekend of football.

Why we're joining the boycott

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

The Cherries are joining the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out and the FSA in boycotting social media.

When the boycott is taking place

The boycott begins at 3pm on Friday 30th April and ends at 11.59pm on Monday 3rd May.

During this time the club we will not be posting anything on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or TikTok.

Additionally, we will not be posting from our club Academy and Superstore accounts during the boycott.

We have encouraged all of our players - from the first team and across our other squads - as well as staff and club sponsors to join us in the boycott.

How you can follow the Cherries this weekend

Up until 3pm on Friday you will be able to follow team news and build-up to Saturday's match at Wycombe Wanderers as normal.

From 3pm onwards you will be able to interact with extended coverage here on afcb.co.uk.

The game itself can be watched live on iFollow, costing £10 for a pass for the fixture, to buy your pass, click here.

What coverage to expect on afcb.co.uk

On Saturday live from Adams Park we will be extending our coverage on afcb.co.uk to ensure all of our normal detailed matchday coverage is brought to you.

We will post articles with videos of the players arriving and warming up on afcb.co.uk, as well as a team news article at 2pm when the teams are announced.

During the afternoon we will be providing our normal matchday blog, with photos and live written action from before, during and after the 90 minutes.

After the final whistle, our normal man of the match poll from Twitter be recreated on afcb.co.uk.

Our post-match content

As ever, we will be posting post-match interviews on afcb.co.uk after the end of the game.

EFL guidelines allow us to post a short version of the highlights three hours after the final whistle, while we will post the extended version of the highlights early on Sunday morning.

Alt Angle, for a unique pitchside perspective of the game, will follow later in the weekend.

Sunday and Monday

Across the rest of the bank holiday weekend we'll ensure that everything that's happening at the club is fully covered on afcb.co.uk, including any news breaking at the club.

You can expect a match report from the under-18s who are facing Stevenage, while Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of the title-winning triumph at Charlton, which we'll be remembering.

With Saturday also marking the 50th anniversary of the club's first Football League promotion in 1970/71, we will also have some further exclusive and exciting content with some of the players from that season that made it happen.

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