Any comments posted on social media by a participant of the game which are deemed to be offensive, threatening, violent or that is deemed to have brought the game into disrepute will result in action being taken by Northamptonshire FA, even if the comment is not to do with football.
A participant is a player, referee, coach, parent, spectator, club official and any other individual who has an active involvement within football. Participants are responsible for any comments that are made on their account.
Clubs and leagues are responsible for all content that goes on their accounts, and if comments cannot be traced back to an individual, the club or league will be held accountable for these.
Northamptonshire FA appreciates that websites and social media are an important tool when communicating to a wider community, but will just remind clubs, players and officials to be respectful when using it.
If you are concerned about comments being made on social media please email firstname.lastname@example.org informing us of the comments, the person that made the comments, what date they were made and if possible a screen shot of the comment.
Additional information regarding the use of social media can be found within our Taking Safeguarding Online page.