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Ramage’s ‘young black lads’ mindset reflects football’s inaction on racism | Marina Hyde

The now-former BBC pundit’s comments highlight the burden placed on players to somehow tackle the racism they sufferIt’s worth reading the comments made by local BBC pundit – now former BBC pundit – Craig Ramage in the wake of Derby’s 1-1 draw with Hud…

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BBC pundit’s criticism of Derby’s ‘young black lads’ sparks calls for action

Craig Ramage claimed players need ‘pulling down a peg or two’Derby’s Max Lowe and Kick It Out issue strong rebukesKick It Out has said it expects the BBC to take “effective action” after the former Derby midfielder Craig Ramage criticised the Champions…

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Spurs criticise OED over expanded definition of ‘yid’

North London club says entry referring to its fans’ use of term ‘fails to distinguish context’Tottenham Hotspur have criticised the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) after it expanded its definition of the word “yid” to include a “supporter of or player …

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Sharp rise in football racism as incidents go up by more than 50% in one year

• More than 150 incidents reported to police last season• Figures spark calls for action to combat hate crimesMore than 150 football-related racist incidents were reported to police last season, Home Office figures show, a rise of more than 50% on the …

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Surrey to search for black cricket talent with numbers in ‘state of emergency’

• Ebony Rainford-Brent announces local youth initiative• ‘Participation in the black population has gone down’Surrey have announced an initiative aimed at increasing cricket participation among the local black community, starting with a search for 12 t…

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Sport England report finds BAME people ‘excluded and let down’

• Major new campaign to tackle ‘ethnicity gap’• ‘Only a few get chance to find out where talent could take them’Sport needs to have a “clear-sighted and honest” conversation about race, and how it can do more to help black, Asian and ethnically mixed c…

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Top footballers to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with anti-racism video

Video featuring Harry Kane and Stef Houghton to be shown at this weekend’s FA Cup matchesLeading football players and managers have taken part in a video to be shown at fourth-round FA Cup matches this weekend urging people to stand up against hatred a…

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Millwall fans’ homophobic chants lead referee to halt play in win over Reading

• Referee Keith Stroud alerted to fans’ chants in the East Stand• Millwall were fined £10,000 last year over racist chantsHomophobic chanting from Millwall fans led the referee to halt play during the first half of their 2-0 win against Reading at the …

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Cucurella denies using racist language towards Real Madrid’s Éder Militão

• Getafe player says he did not use word meaning ‘monkey’• Spaniard claims he said ‘shut your mouth’ to Brazilian defenderThe Getafe midfielder Marc Cucurella has denied using racist language towards Real Madrid’s Éder Militão during Saturday’s 3-0 def…

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Cucurella denies using racist language towards Real Madrid’s Éder Militão

• Getafe player says he did not use word meaning ‘monkey’• Spaniard claims he said ‘shut your mouth’ to Brazilian defenderThe Getafe midfielder Marc Cucurella has denied using racist language towards Real Madrid’s Éder Militão during Saturday’s 3-0 def…

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Two arrests made over alleged racist behaviour at Peterborough v Doncaster

Two supports in away end arrested during League One gameDoncaster: ‘We take a zero-tolerance approach to such issues’Peterborough have confirmed two arrests were made for alleged racist behaviour in the away end during the match against Doncaster at th…

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Football fans may need to take the lead in tackling racism at grounds | Letters

David Wall and Phillip Vine respond to Barney Ronay’s call for English football to combat racism, while Phil Richards points to Brexit as a cause for the resurfacing of the problemBarney Ronay argues that English football should take the lead in trying…

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FA’s burden of proof over racism may need a higher standard | Louise Taylor

Repercussions for the guilty can be far-reaching and there are nagging fears about the level of proofTravel may broaden the mind but some trips are definitely not for the faint-hearted. A navigation of the area of the Football Association’s website con…

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Fans’ racism must be met with points deductions, says Michail Antonio

• West Ham player wants harder sanctions from governing bodies• ‘The only way for this to stop is for the team to be punished’Michail Antonio has said that English football’s racism problem will be eradicated only if clubs are hit with points deduction…

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Football seems to be on the receiving end of a hateful double whammy

Anonymity offered in crowds as well as online is fuelling abuse, writes Sanjay Bhandari, the chair of Kick It OutEnglish football seems to be stuck in its re-imagining of Groundhog Day – the latest incident being alleged racist abuse directed at Chelse…

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Chelsea supporter arrested for racially abusing Tottenham’s Son Heung-min

• Incident was reported to police by fellow Chelsea fan• Spurs investigating abuse of Antonio RüdigerEnglish football’s racism crisis took a new twist after it emerged that a Chelsea supporter was arrested for racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur’s Son H…

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‘We need to be strong against racists’: Vertonghen condemns abuse of Rüdiger

• Tottenham defender backs stiffer punishments for abuse• Chelsea’s Willian says perpetrators should be bannedAn apologetic Jan Vertonghen condemned the behaviour of “minority idiots” after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at Tottenham was overshadowed by the gam…

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‘We need to be strong against racists’: Vertonghen condemns abuse of Rüdiger

• Tottenham defender backs stiffer punishments for abuse• Chelsea’s Willian says perpetrators should be bannedAn apologetic Jan Vertonghen condemned the behaviour of “minority idiots” after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at Tottenham was overshadowed by the gam…

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PFA calls for UK government inquiry into racism in football

Professional Footballers’ Association urges governing bodies to unite to end abuseThe Professional Footballers’ Association has called for a government inquiry into racism in football as campaigners demand more comprehensive sanctions following an alle…

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Mourinho and Lampard condemn racism after chants allegedly directed at Rüdiger – video

Frank Lampard says racism at football stadiums needs to be ‘dealt with’ after allegations of racist chants marred Chelsea’s 2-0 away win over Tottenham Hotspur. Antonio Rüdiger appeared to claim he had seen a supporter make a monkey gesture t…