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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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‘A fundamental right’: Dina Asher-Smith urges Games to allow podium protests

Team GB sprinter criticises potential punishments in Tokyo‘One of Olympics’ most iconic moments was black power salute’Dina Asher-Smith has evoked the spirit of Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’s black power salute as she insisted it would be a mistake f…

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African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 July 1976

19 July 1976: More than 20 African and Arab countries withdraw from the Games in protest at New Zealand’s sporting links with apartheid South AfricaThe United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ra…

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Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was…

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Johnson and Patel must learn that others get burned when politicians play with fire | David Conn

The government did not back England players when fans booed them for taking the knee and now face the consequencesSo, as the prime minister has learned, a week is a long time in football. He and Priti Patel began it grinning in their crisp new England …

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‘Hate will never win’: England’s Jadon Sancho speaks out over racial abuse

England winger was targeted online after penalty missSancho: ‘as a society, we need to hold people accountable’Jadon Sancho has spoken out after receiving online abuse for his penalty shoot-out miss in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, with the England winger …

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Social media racists will be banned from football matches, says Johnson

PM announces move after being accused of giving racism ‘the green light’ over stance on taking a kneeFans who racially abuse footballers online will be banned from grounds under new rules sparked by the outcry over trolling of England players, a move b…

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Portsmouth investigate racist posts allegedly sent by academy players

Members of under-18s squad alleged to have sent messagesSocial media images show abuse of England playersPortsmouth are investigating allegations that members of their under-18 squad directed racist abuse at the England players who missed penalties in …

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Footballers can say it, but for England’s politicians, ‘sorry’ really is the hardest word | Marina Hyde

The emotional maturity of the Euro 2020 players is in stark contrast to that of the prime minister and governmentThese days English people expect more from our football team than our government. Which is a funny old switcheroo, when you think about it….

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Manchester shows support for Marcus Rashford: ‘It’s evolved into something special’

Community comes together to back England footballer and oppose racism after mural was defacedFor Ed Wellard, “there was a kind of inevitability” to hearing that the mural of Marcus Rashford had been defaced after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.Wellar…

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Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to England players

Boris Johnson to demand that tech firms do more to tackle online abuseBoris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players wer…

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England’s Tyrone Mings criticises Priti Patel over racism remarks

Defender says home secretary ‘stoked the fire’ after dismissing team taking the knee as ‘gesture politics’The England footballer Tyrone Mings has criticised the home secretary, Priti Patel, in her condemnation of the racist abuse faced by his teammates…

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Southgate showed us a new England. But the old one hasn’t gone away | David Olusoga

The team gave us an insight into a modern nation. The racial abuse they received shows it won’t be an easy transitionDespite England’s collective sense of heartbreak, we could and should have been able to spend this week celebrating a second place fini…

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‘Unforgivable’: Gareth Southgate condemns racist abuse of players – video

England manager Gareth Southgate said that the racist social media abuse of his players is ‘unforgivable’. Messages have been sent to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed England’s last three penalties in the shoot-out which gave I…

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England the country – not the football team – needs to take a look at itself | Barney Ronay

The racism, violence and abuse are problems the sport can police, but only wider political and societal forces can solveAnd so, back to black. The Wembley gates have been rushed. Anthems have been booed, stewards punched, murals defaced, racism paraded…

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‘Unforgivable’: Gareth Southgate on racist abuse of England players

Mural of Marcus Rashford defaced in ManchesterGary Neville criticises Boris Johnson’s leadershipGareth Southgate described the racist online abuse directed at some of England’s players after the Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy as “unforgivable”.Bukayo …

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FA condemns racist abuse of England players on social media after Euro final

Metropolitan Police open investigation into abusive commentsBukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all targetedThe Football Association has issued a statement condemning racist abuse on social media directed at a number of England players after …

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Lewis Hamilton: ‘Everything I’d suppressed came up – I had to speak out’

He’s the most successful driver Formula One has ever seen, and its only Black star. Now Lewis Hamilton has a new mission: to change the sport that made him.As Lewis Hamilton rose through the ranks of competitive go-karting, his father, Anthony, told hi…

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This England team has taken on challenges that go way beyond sport | Musa Okwonga

No matter what happens in the semi-final, the players’ stand against inequality and racism should be laudedWatching Raheem Sterling play with such freedom against Ukraine was an absolute joy. In the middle of the euphoria, the only thing that gave me p…