This weekend, Prince William boycotted the use of social media in order to further a very significant cause.
The Duke of Cambridge took part in the movement with the English football party, of which he is president.
William made the announcement on the Kensington Palace official Twitter account.
“As President of the FA I join the entire football community in the social media boycott this weekend,”
Kensington Royal’s Instagram page explained the rationale for the boycott, saying,
“This weekend we join the football community in the UK in uniting for a social media boycott from 3pm on Friday 30 April to 11.59pm on Monday 3 May, in response to the sustained abuse received online by players and many others in the football community.”
The initiative was launched in response to online bullying directed at players, and it has garnered interest from a variety of athletes.
Manchester City’s Raheem Stirling is one of the players who supported the campaign by posting a harsh letter to social media firms on his Instagram.