Scottish Football Association: Scottish FA celebrates 150th anniversary of the national game

Scottish Football Association: Scottish FA celebrates 150th anniversary of the national game. “The new digital archive holds the earliest records of Scottish football, giving a glimpse into the origins of the game in Scotland through Scottish FA minute books and Scottish FA annuals. Over 5800 pages of Scottish FA minute books (1879–1969), and 900 pages of Scottish FA annuals (1875–1900) will be accessible in the archive.”

CNET: Google Celebrates 2022 World Cup With Doodle, New Game

CNET: Google Celebrates 2022 World Cup With Doodle, New Game. “The animated Doodle features a pair of multi-colored cleats practicing their passing skills with a ball as the world turns its attention to the biggest tournament in global football. Fans who want to get into the action themselves can Google ‘World Cup Qatar 2022’ on their mobile device to compete with other fans around the world.”

The Guardian: Twitter fails to delete 99% of racist tweets aimed at footballers in run-up to World Cup

The Guardian: Twitter fails to delete 99% of racist tweets aimed at footballers in run-up to World Cup. “New research shows the platform failed to act on 99 out of 100 racist tweets reported to it in the week before the World Cup…. Of those, 11 used the N-word to describe footballers, 25 used monkey or banana emojis directed at players, 13 called for players to be deported, and 25 attacked players by telling them to ‘go back to’ other countries. Thirteen tweets targeted footballers over their English skills.”

University of Stirling: New exhibition kicks Stirling sporting hero back into spotlight

University of Stirling: New exhibition kicks Stirling sporting hero back into spotlight . “New memories about the life and career of Stirling-born football star Billy Bremner have been uncovered as part of a new online exhibition. Working with pupils from the sporting hero’s former school, St Modan’s High, and the local Raploch community, researchers from the University of Stirling uncovered a swathe of material connected to Bremner – who was born in the Raploch in 1942 before becoming one of the greatest midfielders of all time.”

Politico: Don’t download Qatar World Cup apps, EU data authorities warn

Politico: Don’t download Qatar World Cup apps, EU data authorities warn. “A message to football fans from Europe’s data protection chiefs: Qatar’s World Cup apps pose a massive privacy risk, so don’t download them. European data protection regulators have been lining up to warn about the risks posed by Qatar’s World Cup apps for visitors, with Germany’s data protection commissioner being the latest.”

TechCrunch: Google is launching cross-platform features to make it easier to follow the FIFA World Cup

TechCrunch: Google is launching cross-platform features to make it easier to follow the FIFA World Cup . “Google is rolling out a bunch of updates across platforms making it easier for fans to follow the FIFA World Cup starting November 20. These include a daily highlights video from TV networks, customized notifications, a dedicated section on Google TV and a multiplayer game.”

US Soccer: Statement From U.S. Soccer Board Of Directors Yates Implementation Committee Chair Danielle Slaton

US Soccer: Statement From U.S. Soccer Board Of Directors Yates Implementation Committee Chair Danielle Slaton. “As we advance our action plan for addressing the report’s recommendations, U.S. Soccer has now published soccer records from SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database to publicly identify individuals in our sport who are currently subject to discipline, suspended or banned.”

Scottish Football Association: Scottish Football Museum announces collaboration with Google’s Arts & Culture platform

Scottish Football Association: Scottish Football Museum announces collaboration with Google’s Arts & Culture platform. “As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, the Scottish FA has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to bring to life one of the world’s most impressive collections of football treasures and memorabilia through the online platform. “

Linfield Football Club: Ivan Little Belfast Telegraph article on new Irish League website constructed by Linfield member

Linfield Football Club: Ivan Little Belfast Telegraph article on new Irish League website constructed by Linfield member. “Below is a ‘Belfast Telegraph’ article by leading local journalist Ivan Little concerning Linfield senior member Haydn Milligan who’s recently launched a new website packed with statistics on Irish League football.”

BBC Sport: Homophobia large portion of online abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers – study

BBC Sport: Homophobia large portion of online abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers – study. “Homophobia is responsible for a large portion of abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers in the men’s and women’s game, according to a new report. Of more than 1,500 abusive posts included in the report, homophobic abuse was 40% of posts targeted at male footballers, 27% of that sent to female football players, 46% of the abuse aimed at male basketballers and 19% of that posted to female basketball players.”

Sports Pro Media: Fifa and FifPro rollout social media moderation tool to combat online abuse

Sports Pro Media: Fifa and FifPro rollout social media moderation tool to combat online abuse. “Fifa and FifPro, the global soccer player’s body, are rolling out a social media moderation tool to combat online abuse during international tournaments, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. A recently published independent report commissioned by soccer’s global governing body used artificial intelligence (AI) to track more than 400,000 social media posts during the latter stages of the Euro 2020 and African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 tournaments.”