“Supporters threaten boycott of Permier League spnsors over foreign fixture plans” read a headline on the front page of the Guardian’s Sport section on Monday 11th Febuary 2008.
I can sympathise with those views, but if I wanted to support such a boycott where would I go? Well a search for “boycott premier league” in Facebook found the group on “SAVE THE PREMIER LEAGUE – PETITION AND BOYCOTT” which was set up on 9th February and already has 242 members.
Last August the BBC described how Facebook had been generic topamax pharmacy used to force the HSBC to make a U-turn on its plans to introduce student charges, a story which was picked up my many newspapers and bloggers.
Is, then, Facebook turning out to be the channel for mass protests, with only the hardline marxists arguing for a more politically correct channel? OK, a tongue-in-cheek suggestion – but where else would you go to set up a mass campaign? I have discovered the Football Supporter’s Federation petition, but only through the Facebook group.