Shoot The Company produced short film about online abuse
UEFA has launched the Real Scars campaign about online abuse.
Shoot The Company has produced a short film for the campaign, starring Olympique Lyonnais and France star Wendie Renard, Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, and Aston Villa and Switzerland player Alisha Lehmann. The trio open up about their experiences of being abused online or witnessing abuse online.
The video will be shown online and on the giant screen at all UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 matches. The campaign will also be featured on perimeter boards and in match programmes during the tournament along with being available on UEFA.tv.
It continues Shoot’s work with UEFA, which includes the multiple award-winning Outraged documentary that explored attitudes to racism, homophobia, sexism and refugee inclusion in football and to ask, what more can be done by everybody to eradicate hate from the game.
Tom Hillier, co-founder of Shoot the Company, said: “Shoot the Company is delighted to be working with UEFA on another incredibly important film. It is an honour for us to be involved in such an inspiring and important message surrounding the game we love, and to add strength to the message that online abuse leaves scars. We’d like to thank all the incredible role models in this film for sharing such personal stories to support future generations and eradicate hate from the game.”
You can watch the trailer here.