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Category: Race

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Manchester United fans top list of arrests involving racism as a factor

• 27 supporters at Old Trafford fulfilled category from 2014-18• Club says percentage of fanbase is ‘minuscule’Manchester United supporters have been involved in more football-related arrests where racism was an aggravating factor or feature than any o…

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Evil racist abuse of players must stop, insists Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

• England forward was victim of abuse against Montenegro• ‘It made me more motivated to beat them’Callum Hudson-Odoi has called for an end to the “evil” racist abuse he was subjected to when playing for England in Montenegro.Their 5-1 victory in Podgor…

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#enough is not enough if PFA wants to be convincing on anti-racism | Daniel Taylor

Reactions to the social-media boycott show the players’ union still has much to do to win over sceptics and persuade Twitter et al to actIt wasn’t easy at first to know what to make of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s #enough campaign. It wa…

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Lazio blame ‘isolated elements’ for Mussolini banner and Bakayoko abuse

• Separate incidents took place around Coppa Italia semi-final• Club rail at media holding ‘entire support jointly responsible’Lazio have blamed “isolated elements” after some of their supporters displayed a banner honouring Benito Mussolini and aimed …

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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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‘I was devastated. My wife is black’ – readers on racism in football

We asked readers to share their experiences of racism in football and hundreds replied. This is a selection of their storiesWarning: this article contains offensive language. Continue reading…

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Premier League players to boycott social media in protest at racist abuse

• PFA organises 24-hour boycott after series of incidents• Players encouraged to start boycott at 9am on FridayLeading Premier League players will undertake a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday in protest at recent high-profile incidents of racist …

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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MK Dons ‘appalled’ by alleged racist abuse of Chuks Aneke on social media

• Forward was targeted after defeat to Tranmere on Saturday• MK Dons describe abuse as ‘totally disgusting and unacceptable’MK Dons say they are “appalled” after their forward Chuks Aneke was the subject of a racist social media post on Sunday.The post…

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Emmanuel Frimpong: ‘All those at the top making decisions are white men’

The former Arsenal midfielder was not surprised by Danny Rose’s exasperation at how football handles racism“You honestly wouldn’t want to know.” Emmanuel Frimpong laughs when asked how, now that playing football is no longer an option, he spends his da…

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West Ham ‘disgusted’ after fans are filmed chanting antisemitic abuse

• Video circulating online shows group chanting abuse• Incident happened before West Ham’s loss at Old TraffordWest Ham have vowed to ban a group of supporters filmed engaging in antisemitic chants on their way to the club’s Premier League match at Man…

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Amiens captain halts Ligue 1 game to confront fans after alleged racial abuse

Prince Gouano took stand after alleged monkey chants Match against Dijon was halted for five minutes Dijon’s Ligue 1 game against visiting Amiens was interrupted for five minutes on Friday when the teams stopped playing after the French defender Prince…

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Have you witnessed racism in English football?

Whether you are a fan, player, parent or coach, we want to hear about your experiences of racism in footballFootball is facing a crisis. Already this month Chelsea fans have been filmed singing a racially abusive song about Mohamed Salah; a non-league …

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Jürgen Klopp condemns ‘disgusting’ Mohamed Salah chants by Chelsea fans

• Liverpool manager says such fans should be banned for life• ‘Football has a strong voice and we have to use that voice’Jürgen Klopp has strongly condemned the racist chanting aimed at Mohamed Salah by Chelsea fans in Prague.A video of the chant, desc…

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Any player who walks off over racism deserves all of football’s support

Why should anyone have to be magnificent, or be strong, or show character in the face of criminal abuse?To stay or go? To walk off and suffer the public consequences? Or to play on and suffer the private consequences?When it comes to racist abuse in fo…

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From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

A special investigation into the racism crisis uncovers anger, despair and a warning that there will be ‘an explosion’ unless the problem is tackled“He was too shocked to talk,” Sotirios Siminas says as he remembers trying to find out why one of his pl…

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Arsenal investigating video of fan racially abusing Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly

• Snapchat video shows supporter using N-word• Arsenal pledge to identify culpritArsenal have launched an investigation after a video emerged online where a supporter can be heard racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.Unai Emery’s side won…

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Chelsea fans barred from game after ‘bomber’ chants against Mohamed Salah

• Chelsea stop three fans entering Slavia Prague stadium• Club statement: ‘We will take the strongest action against them’Three Chelsea supporters were barred entry into the club’s Europa League tie here after they were identified by security staff as …