TADCASTER Albion have thrown their weight behind the boycott on social media due to take place over the weekend.

In response to abuse and discrimination directed towards players over social media, clubs are switching off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts from 3pm today until 11.59pm on Monday.

The Northern Premier League, to which Taddy and Pickering Town belong, have added their support to the campaign, which is backed by the Premier League, English Football League, National League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship, alongside a host of professional associations.

Brewers chairman Andy Charlesworth said: "Tadcaster Albion AFC fully support the FA and the NPL stance due to abuse on social media.

"This is totally not acceptable. The social media companies have a duty to identify and pass the information to the police so these idiots who are abusing individuals can be prosecuted.

"If we cannot stop abuse against famous stars, how will we ever stop abuse at grassroots and non-league level?

"This has a long time been coming and we fully support it."

A statement from the Football Association reads: "The boycott shows English football coming together to emphasise that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate, while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination.

"Boycott action from football in isolation will, of course, not eradicate the scourge of online discriminatory abuse, but it will demonstrate that the game is willing to take voluntary and proactive steps in this continued fight."