Rangers have confirmed they will boycott social media in the fight against online abuse.

The club follows Swansea City who earlier today announced their players and staff would stay off platforms for one week to combat discrimination.

It comes in the wake of the horrific abuse suffered by Kemar Roofe who was branded a "f***ing n****" and sent monkey emojis following Gers' clash with Slavia Prague. Glen Kamara was also allegedly called a "f***ing monkey" by defender Ondrej Kudela during the Europa League match.

Gers, as of 7pm this evening, will take part in a seven day boycott of all channels.

Managing director Stewart Robertson said: "We can confirm that as a board and as a club, we are fully behind our players and management team on this issue. Furthermore we have arranged to meet Facebook and Instagram to underline our growing concerns.

"Having spoken to a wide range of clubs across the UK, we know these concerns are shared by all clubs and it is fair to say everyone is losing patience with the lack of action from social media companies. Rangers hope is that clear and direct action is taken from social media platforms. The basic verification of users, as part of the sign-up process, to any social media platform, will ensure that users are both identifiable and accountable for their actions and words.

"We will raise this next week in our scheduled meetings. Rangers has driven its flagship Everyone Anyone campaign forward rigorously, drawing praise and support from fellow clubs, governing bodies and politicians, and we will continue to stand firmly against all forms of discrimination. Enough is enough."