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Angel City FC, GoBubble Partner To End Online Abuse

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Angel City FC, GoBubble Partner To End Online Abuse

Los Angeles’ newest professional sports team, Angel City FC (ACFC), has announced a partnership with safety tech company, GoBubble, to protect the team’s social feeds from online hate and bullying.

The deal sees ACFC become the first US based sports organisation to protect its social media channels from online abuse, including abusive, racist, or derogatory language, with the tool being deployed on both its Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Additionally, the protection tool has been provided to staff, including coaches, football operations and front office for free.

Commenting on the partnership, GoBubble founder and CEO, Danielle Platten, said: “GoBubble is incredibly proud to be working with Angel City FC as the club makes a powerful stand to protect its players and community from online bullying and harassment through the use of our innovative software.”

“This is a testament to Angel City FC’s firm commitment to taking care of the whole athlete, where each player’s emotional and psychological wellbeing is prioritized as highly as their physical health.

“As a club that seeks to support and empower its players and supporters both on and off the pitch, it’s only natural that Angel City FC takes a zero-tolerance approach to online abuse,” she said.

ACFC founder and president, Julie Uhrman, added: “When we were approached by Henry and Danielle about the GoBubble tool, we were immediately intrigued as hate and bigotry have no place in professional football, Angel City FC, or the world we are to bring people in, not call them out.”

“We support free speech, but are committed to creating a safe environment for our players and the ACFC family to play, cheer, and come together.

“Luckily, most of the online world loves Angel City, our players and what we stand for.

“But should those trolls come knocking, they’re not coming in,” she said.

The announcement comes after the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a historic, multimillion-dollar, multi-year UKG sponsorship, that will close the wage gap for the UKG NWSL Challenge Cup.

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