Newtown Football Club has announced that it is to join this weekend's social media blackout.

The JD Cymru Premier club will boycott social media for three days from 3pm today (Friday) to 11.59pm on Monday night to send a message that online abuse will not be tolerated.

In a statement, the Club said: "The increased level of online abuse directed at players and those involved with the game in recent months is disgusting and unacceptable. Something must be done to stop the spread of hatred and discrimination.

"While we appreciate the importance of social media in a time where supporters are, sadly, not allowed in stadiums, we feel it is important to take this stand, show our support and send a clear message. Enough is enough."

All JD Cymru Premier clubs, the Football Association of Wales and wider football community will be taking part in the social media boycott.

Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will also switch off their accounts.

England Rugby will also take part, while the Lawn Tennis Association has confirmed its participation too, along with other clubs and organisations.