UEFA will join a coalition of English footballing stakeholders by staying silent across its social media platforms this weekend.
The aim of the boycott is to show solidarity in the fight against online abuse. It will run from 16:00 CEST on Friday to 23:59 CEST on Monday.
UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin: "There have been abuses both on the pitch and on social media. This is unacceptable and needs to be stopped, with the help of the public and legislative authorities and the social media giants."
UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin: "Allowing a culture of hatred to grow with impunity is dangerous, very dangerous, not only for football, but for society as a whole.
Aleksander Čeferin: "This crisis has proved once and for all that football is embedded in our society’s DNA. It is part of our continent’s history – and our collective memories. It has been one of its greatest success stories for more than a century."
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin: "This new format supports the status and future of the domestic game throughout Europe. It retains the principle that domestic performance should be the key to qualification and reconfirms the principles of solidarity… and open competition."
President Čeferin: “This evolved format will still keep alive the dream of any team in Europe to participate in the UEFA Champions League thanks to results obtained on the pitch.