The Reading Chronicle stands in solidarity with anyone who's been subject to abhorrent abuse on social media websites.

All too often, anonymity gives the ability for trolls to plague discourse across social media and post discriminatory and harmful messages without being held accountable for their actions.

Clubs across the country will be joined by a coalition of English football's largest governing bodies and organisations including the Football Association, Premier League and EFL in boycotting social media this weekend in a show of solidarity against racism.

The FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, Professional Footballers' Association, League Managers Association, PGMOL, Kick It Out, Women in Football and the Football Supporters' Association will also suspend all use of their social media accounts from 3pm on Friday, April 30 until 11.59pm on Monday, May 3.

The Reading Chronicle's sports team will also join the boycott.

Our Reading FC reporter Matt Joy will not use his social media platform to report on this weekend's trip to Norwich City in the Championship.

No content relating to the game will be published on any official Reading Chronicle social media accounts for the duration of the boycott.

The game will be covered in the usual way on our website, but no content relating to the game will be published on our Twitter or Facebook accounts.

More has to be done to combat ignorance, abuse and dehumanising social media posts.

Ultimately, the power lies with the respective social media companies to do more to rightfully ensure that respect, equality and diversity are upheld online and not allow such hateful and harmful messages to be posted unchecked.

The vitriol has to stop. We're all human.

I may not be in a position to fully understand just how harmful these messages are to receive, but I will always stand side-by-side in support of anyone who is on the receiving end of such horrific, damaging, unchallenged, uneducated and ignorant posts.