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Queens Park Rangers deny that youth player spat to provoke racist abuse

• Rangers have contacted Fifa over incident in Spain• AD Nervión president admits his player made remarkQueens Park Rangers have rejected an allegation from the president of AD Nervión that one of their under-18 players spat in the face of an opponent …

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Kick It Out issues ‘call to action’ over online abuse of Tammy Abraham

• Chelsea forward received abuse after penalty miss• Anti-discrimination body urges social media clampdownKick It Out has issued a “call to action” to social media companies after the Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham was the victim of online racial abuse….

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Kick It Out demands action after series of racial abuse allegations

Four incidents reported in first round of Football League gamesAnti-discrimination body condemns ‘disgraceful’ behaviourKick It Out has called on the Football Association and clubs to take action against the “disgraceful” incidents of abuse which marre…

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Les Ferdinand calls for more diversity as FA reviews discrimination bans

• Governing body looking at length of match-based suspensions• Ferdinand says more diversity in leadership roles is neededThe Football Association has confirmed it is reviewing its minimum ban for cases involving discrimination but the former England s…

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Kick It Out: reports of discrimination in football rise by a third

• Kick It Out say there were 422 reports during 2018-19 campaign• Racism the basis of 65% of reports – a 43% rise from year beforeReports of discrimination across all levels of football rose by a third last season, according to figures released by Kick…

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Kick It Out: reports of discrimination in football rise by a third

• Kick It Out say there were 422 reports during 2018-19 campaign• Racism the basis of 65% of reports – a 43% rise from year beforeReports of discrimination across all levels of football rose by a third last season, according to figures released by Kick…

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Kick It Out apologise to Brighton for comments on sacking of Chris Hughton

• Organisation apologise for inference sacking linked to ethnicity• Townsend: coaching opportunities now ‘worse than square one’Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have issued an unreserved apology to Brighton following comments by head of deve…

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Kick It Out apologise to Brighton for comments on sacking of Chris Hughton

• Organisation apologise for inference sacking linked to ethnicity• Townsend: coaching opportunities now ‘worse than square one’Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have issued an unreserved apology to Brighton following comments by head of deve…

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European football bosses can no longer turn a blind eye to racism | Dario Brentin

The abuse of black England players in Montenegro highlights the need for a new approach in the Balkans and beyondThe shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montene…

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Premier League risks Kick It Out confusion with ‘No Room for Racism’ campaign

• Kick It Out was not consulted on the new initiative• Reports of discrimination have been rising in recent yearsPremier League grounds will display ‘No Room for Racism’ adverts and banners over the next two rounds of fixtures as part of a new campaign…

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Lord Ouseley opted to quit Kick It Out over trustees’ handling of staff issues

• Ouseley angered he was kept out of loop after concerns raised• Staff complain of working environment at anti-racism charityHerman Ouseley, the chair for 25 years of football’s anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out, announced he would stand down fro…

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How can a sport worth billions spend just a pittance on fighting racism? | Daniel Taylor

As Herman Ouseley announces his impending retirement from Kick It Out after 25 years, a game that can gift Richard Scudamore £5m can surely fund the campaign properlyIt is probably a measure of the man – and the fact he would never draw attention to th…

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Lord Herman Ouseley to stand down as chairman of football’s Kick It Out

• Respected leader of anti-racism campaign to go after 25 years• Decision made some time ago, not related to current incidentsLord Herman Ouseley is to stand down as the chairman of football’s anti-racism campaign Kick It Out, after 25 continuous years…

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West Ham under growing pressure to explain fan’s support for DFLA

• Kick It Out in touch over supporter’s links to board• The fan was present when the board met Karren BradyWest Ham are under increasing pressure to explain why their newly formed official supporters’ board (OSB) contains a member who has expressed sup…

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West Ham under growing pressure to explain fan’s support for DFLA

• Kick It Out in touch over supporter’s links to board• The fan was present when the board met Karren BradyWest Ham are under increasing pressure to explain why their newly formed official supporters’ board (OSB) contains a member who has expressed sup…

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54% of football fans have witnessed racist abuse at matches, report says

• Peru supporters report highest incidence with 77%• Only 40% know how to report abuse in the UK, it addsA global survey has revealed that more than half of fans have witnessed incidents of racist abuse at games.The results, released by the equality or…

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Online aggression skews debate over suspended West Ham youth coach | Jacob Steinberg

Disreputable or an individual’s right? Battle lines on social media have sent the temperature soaring regarding the actions of West Ham’s Mark PhillipsWhen Kick It Out contacted West Ham about the youth coach who went on the Democratic Football Lads Al…

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England v Switzerland to be screened in black and white

Opening of match will be monochrome to mark anti-racism campaign’s anniversaryAn England match will be broadcast in black and white for the first time in half a century when Gareth Southgate’s men take on Switzerland on Tuesday evening.Viewers tuning i…

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Jimmy McIlroy: a footballer who graced his team and his town | Letters

John Lingard on Jimmy McIlroy, Steve Rigby on the first black football manager, and Patrick Vallance on Manchester UnitedBrian Glanville’s obituary of Jimmy McIlroy (21 August) was factually comprehensive but fails to capture his class, skill and footb…

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Kick It Out at 25: progress made but lots still to do in anti-racism fight | David Conn

The campaign is 25 years old this season and chairman Lord Ouseley feels the job in hand is to promote more optimistic aims for coaches, fans and administratorsFootball people of a certain vintage will have felt a wince of disbelief that the game’s ant…