Football fan banned over gender-critical posts after ‘Stasi’ Premier League investigation

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The Free Speech Union, which campaigns for freedom of speech and helps people to defend their rights in court, believes the case is not an isolated one and has set up an online tool to make it easy for people to submit subject access requests.
Toby Young, the general secretary of the Free Speech Union, said: “This is the most egregious example of corporate interference with free speech I’ve ever come across. In effect, the social media accounts of football fans are being monitored by the ‘Stadium Stasi’. It’s like something out of 1984.”

Gordon Rayner, The Telegraph, 2nd February 2024.