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Notts County boss Neal Ardley says 'something needs to be done' about online abuse

Notts County football manager, Neal Ardley, has described the online abuse he and his family have suffered.

Neal Ardley believes more has to be done by social media companies to regulate the hateful and abusive comments that have been aimed at Notts county officials and players after their defeat to Crewe Alexandra last week.

Speaking at a press conference, Ardley described how 'trolls' turned on his 16-year-old daughter by tweeting abusive comments at her.

"It is not football only with this problem, it is society, but I do believe that the sites need to do more as far as regulating it is concerned."

– Neal Ardley, Notts County Manager

His comments coincide with a 24-hour social media boycott by professional footballers across England and Wales, to protest against the way social networks and football authorities handle racism.

The #Enough campaign, organised by the Professional Footballers' Association, starts at 09:00 BST on Friday and runs until 09:00 BST on Saturday. Players have been encouraged to post a #Enough graphic on their social media platforms before the boycott.

The #Enough campaign has been organised by the Professional Footballers' Association Credit: Professional Footballers' Association