Following the example of all English football clubs, TSG Hoffenheim is also temporarily disappearing from social media.

From April 30 to May 3, the Bundesliga formation will shut down all accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to emphasize that these social media companies must do more against racism and discrimination online.

All English clubs have already announced that they will disappear from these social media next weekend as a protest.

They do this because they see an increase in the number of racist and discriminatory texts through these channels towards players.

Hoffenheim also had to deal with this.

A few weeks ago, defender Ryan Sessegnon and midfielder Diadie Samassékou were racially treated online.

"This is a development that is unacceptable and unbearable," said the head of the German club's media department.

The Hoffenheim website will remain online for information provision.

"Hoffenheim stands for tolerance, respect and solidarity. We reject all forms of racism, discrimination and violence, including in verbal form."

The number eleven of the Bundesliga, where the Dutch Joshua Brenet and Melayro Bogarde are under contract, has no match scheduled for this weekend due to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal.

Hoffenheim continues the competition on May 8 with a home game against the last player Schalke 04.

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