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Category: Race

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Legal action by players should be the next step for online abuse | Eni Aluko

If stadiums begin to be closed because of racist chanting then that could bring about the end of abuse for players in grounds at leastAt the end of last week the bookmaker Paddy Power published a tweet which contrasted the £10,000 fine given by the Foo…

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Kick It Out appoints former lawyer Sanjay Bhandari as new chair

• ‘Lifelong football fan’ succeeds Lord Herman Ouseley• Bhandari says he feels honoured to take the jobSanjay Bhandari has been appointed chair of Kick It Out, succeeding the anti-discrimination body’s founder, Lord Herman Ouseley.Bhandari has been a m…

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Gareth Southgate worried about disorder in Prague and racism in Sofia

• England play Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifier on a Friday• Bulgaria have been punished for racist chanting this yearGareth Southgate has admitted he fears the worst when it comes to England’s next two qualifying matches and the potential for dis…

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Inter’s Romelu Lukaku is the latest victim of ultras’ warped loyalty | Nicky Bandini

Racism is deep-rooted among far-right fans, as the forward discovered when his own supporters defended Cagliari abuseRomelu Lukaku has adapted quickly to life in Serie A, scoring in his first two games for Internazionale. Sadly, he received a similarly…

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Jay-Z and NFL stage first concert despite Kaepernick backlash

Rapper criticised for league deal after it shunned ex-49ers player for kneeling protestThe first musical event to come from a partnership between Jay-Z and the NFL was staged in Chicago on Thursday, with the rapper facing a backlash over the league’s t…

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Kick it Out to meet CPS and police to step up pressure on Twitter over racism

• Anti-discrimination body demands ‘concrete change’ • Pogba, Rashford, Abraham and Zoumna among those abusedKick It Out has called for Twitter to “deliver concrete change” regarding the posting of abuse on the social media platform, with the anti-disc…

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Graeme Souness reminds media of the need to think before speaking | Sachin Nakrani

The pundit may not have meant any harm but he strayed into hurtful territory when speculating on Moise Kean’s characterMany years ago I was a told a joke that, looking back, could well have been my first experience of racial stereotyping. I can’t remem…

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Romelu Lukaku says ‘we’re going backwards’ in fight against racism

• Inter striker racially abused at Cagliari on Sunday• Lukaku calls for strong action and united stance from playersRomelu Lukaku has said “we’re going backwards” in the fight against discrimination and called for strong action after being subjected to…

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‘A lot of the England team still haven’t apologised’: Eni Aluko on life after whistleblowing

When the striker called out racism in football, it ended her international career. She explains why the fight was worth itEniola Aluko is one of only 11 female footballers to have played more than 100 times for England. She has scored some of the Lione…

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Twitter and racist abuse in football: how can it be tackled? | Paul MacInnes

Abuse of Pogba, Méïte and Abraham has again put social media in the spotlight. Action is needed but solutions are complicatedOn Monday Paul Pogba missed a penalty for Manchester United against Wolves and the match ended as a draw. Shortly afterwards, a…

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Kick It Out to press Twitter for further action against racial abuse

• Campaign body will meet Twitter officials in next fortnight• Manchester United want joint action after Paul Pogba targetedKick It Out will meet representatives of Twitter within the next fortnight regarding concerns over racism and other abuse aimed …

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Yakou Méïté: ‘People think they can say what they want, even if it’s racist’

The Reading striker was racially abused on social media after missing a penalty – and decided to publish the messagesEven 24 hours on Yakou Méïté is struggling to comprehend the events of Sunday afternoon. “I was happy because we had won but personally…

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Frank Lampard ready to play Tammy Abraham for Chelsea after racial abuse

• Abraham missed the decisive penalty in their Super Cup defeat • Lampard believes social media abuse needs to be dealt withFrank Lampard will not hesitate to play Tammy Abraham against Leicester after the Chelsea striker was the victim of online racia…

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Frank Lampard ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse directed at Tammy Abraham – video

Frank Lampard has expressed his anger at racist abuse directed at striker Tammy Abraham on social media following Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup loss to Liverpool. Abraham’s penalty was saved by Adrián to hand victory to Liverpool after 120 minutes. ‘I don’t…

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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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How Premier League footballers got woke

Once renowned for luxury lifestyles and bad behaviour, players are speaking out on big issues from mental health to politics“I wanted to see if anyone from our industry would speak out about the [Alabama] abortion bill, but I guess people are too scare…

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QPR urge Uefa to act strongly over racist abuse in under-18 game in Spain

• Team left pitch in protest of abuse in Andalucia last week• QPR’s chief executive praises players and staff for their actionsQueens Park Rangers have called on Uefa to take stronger action against racism after their under-18 team were forced to leave…

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How wonderful to watch Simone Biles’ defiant joy in our dark times | Candice Frederick

Biles has made history yet again – and has every reason to celebrateAmid depressing news these days like abortion bans, mass shootings, and rampant Hollywood sexual assault cases, it can be easy to overlook an event so uplifting that it almost sounds l…

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How wonderful to watch Simone Biles’ defiant joy in our dark times | Candice Frederick

Biles has made history yet again – and has every reason to celebrateAmid depressing news these days like abortion bans, mass shootings, and rampant Hollywood sexual assault cases, it can be easy to overlook an event so uplifting that it almost sounds l…

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Man arrested over racist tweet about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

Merseyside police say man being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenceA man has been arrested after a racist tweet was posted about Liverpool football player Mohamed Salah.Merseyside police said a 32-year-old man was arrest…