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Dundee condemn ‘disgusting’ racist abuse sent to striker Jonathan Afolabi

On-loan Celtic forward targeted after cup tie winner‘Sadly this isn’t the first incident in the last seven days’Dundee have condemned “vile racist messages” received by the on-loan Celtic forward Jonathan Afolabi.Afolabi shared a string of racist abuse…

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In 2021, football needs to turn words into action when it comes to discrimination | Sanjay Bhandari

In the fight against racism football has to build on statements of intent and, as chair of Kick It Out, I sense a mood to make it happenThe turn of a year is traditionally a period of reflection and resolution. This year, lockdown has amplified that fe…

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In 2021, football needs to turn words into action when it comes to discrimination | Sanjay Bhandari

In the fight against racism football has to build on statements of intent and, as chair of Kick It Out, I sense a mood to make it happenThe turn of a year is traditionally a period of reflection and resolution. This year, lockdown has amplified that fe…

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In 2021, football needs to turn words into action when it comes to discrimination | Sanjay Bhandari

In the fight against racism football has to build on statements of intent and, as chair of Kick It Out, I sense a mood to make it happenThe turn of a year is traditionally a period of reflection and resolution. This year, lockdown has amplified that fe…

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Uruguay players’ union calls on FA to overturn Cavani’s three-match ban

Manchester United forward suspended for using word ‘negrito’Players’ union says FA has ‘committed a discriminatory act’The Uruguayan players’ union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani’s three-game ban for using the word “n…

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Former Test umpire John Holder sues ECB for alleged racial discrimination

Former cricketer Ismail Dawood also seeking damages ECB ‘absolutely committed’ to preventing discriminationThe former Test umpire John Holder is suing the England and Wales Cricket Board for alleged racial discrimination. Holder lodged his claim at the…

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Argentina’s Pablo Matera ordered to undergo anti-discrimination training

‘Restorative measures’ needed in relation to social media postsMatera’s captaincy depends on completion of three-day courseThe Argentina captain, Pablo Matera, must undergo educational training and community service in order to remain a part of the nat…

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Far-right Israeli football fans rebel over Beitar Jerusalem’s new Arab owner

Hardcore group threaten boycott and hold protest at training session after Abu Dhabi sheikh buys 50% stake in top teamAn Israeli premier league football team whose most hardcore fans chant “Death to Arabs” faces a crisis of introspection following a la…

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Lewis Hamilton says racism fight was ‘extra drive’ fuelling F1 success

Hamilton guest edits BBC’s Today programme on Boxing Day‘There is no way that I could stay silent,’ he saysLewis Hamilton has brought his hugely successful year to a close by reflecting on the emotions that drove him to take such a committed stand agai…

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Azeem Rafiq files race discrimination and harassment claim against Yorkshire

Cricketer alleges ‘racist dressing-room banter’ at clubComplaint also refers to on-field racist abuse of playerAzeem Rafiq has filed a legal complaint against Yorkshire, claiming direct discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race. The 29-year-…

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Anthony Joshua will not take knee but announces black British culture project

‘Taking a knee is important but I’m doing something different’Joshua will not kneel in ring before Kubrat Pulev title fightAnthony Joshua has confirmed he will not take the knee in the ring before he defends his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat …

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By stopping players taking the knee, Millwall have handed racists a victory

Those who booed the race equality protest should not be pandered to, especially since the club have such a history of bigotryIn researching my book about the history of racism in football, a question I asked every player I spoke to was, “where were the…

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PSG v Istanbul Basaksehir: players walk off pitch as fourth official is accused of racism – video

Players from both sides left the pitch in the 23rd minute of their final Champions League Group H fixture in Paris after a fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu, was accused of making a racist remarkPSG v Istanbul Basaksehir suspended after fourth offici…

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Booing those that kneel is an act of violent disrespect, a handshake met by a punch

Booing of gesture by Millwall fans has caused huge tension in south London and changed the agenda for QPR’s visitThere is a famous, perhaps apocryphal tale about the Millwall end throwing a hand grenade on to the pitch at Griffin Park in November 1965….

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Toxicity on show at Millwall goes beyond the club and football | Sean Ingle

The booing of players taking a knee in support of the fight against discrimination is a reflection of modern politics in Britain and beyondWhy, to paraphrase Mario Balotelli, is it always them? Millwall. Always Millwall. Despite the attempts of many go…

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Millwall ‘dismayed and saddened’ by fans booing as players take a knee

Championship club releases statement on Sunday morningHome fans at Den booed as players made anti-racism gestureMillwall say they are dismayed and saddened by events at the Den on Saturday where some of the 2,000 home fans inside the ground booed when …

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Millwall fans who booed players taking a knee ‘should be respected’, says Eustice

Environment minister says Black Lives Matter should be seen as ‘political movement’Millwall fans who booed footballers taking a knee in opposition to racism should “always be respected”, the cabinet minister George Eustice has said, arguing that Black …

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Millwall fans who booed players taking a knee ‘should be respected’, says Eustice

Environment minister says Black Lives Matter should be seen as ‘political movement’Millwall fans who booed footballers taking a knee in opposition to racism should “always be respected”, the cabinet minister George Eustice has said, arguing that Black …

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World Athletics accused over ‘abusive sex testing’ of athletes from global south

Human Rights Watch says testing regulations are demeaning and target women based on racial stereotypesWorld Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, targets women from countries in the global south for “abusive sex testing” based on arbitrary defi…

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Edinson Cavani could face three-game ban as FA investigates social media post

FA to look into Instagram story post which uses ‘negrito’ termCavani will face minimum three-game ban if found guiltyEdinson Cavani, the Manchester United striker, could face a three-game ban if the Football Association deems that he used discriminator…