Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku wants talks with social media CEOs to combat online abuse

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has urged social media CEOs to hold discussions with football players and clubs to help combat online abuse.
Research funded by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) in August found that footballers in the Premier League, Women's Super League (WSL) and English Football League (EFL) were subjected to a 48% increase in unmoderated racist online abuse during the second half of the 2020-21 season.

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