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Chelsea complain to Uefa over racist abuse of Hudson-Odoi in Kyiv

• Winger alleges monkey chants during Europa League game• Uefa expected to open formal investigation of abuse reportChelsea have lodged an official complaint with Uefa after Callum Hudson-Odoi was allegedly subjected to racist abuse late on in their Eu…

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‘You all know who you are’: Romelu Lukaku speaks out on racism in the media – video

Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about racism and discrimination he has received both in the media and from football supporters.The Belgian striker told OTRO that ever since he missed a chance for Manchester United against Real Madrid in the Super Cup in 2…

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Serena Williams cartoon not racist, Australian media watchdog rules

Herald Sun newspaper’s depiction of player ‘spitting the dummy’ at US Open had been widely condemnedA Herald Sun cartoon that depicted Serena Williams jumping in the air and “spitting the dummy” after losing a match to Naomi Osaka was not racist, the P…

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The NFL’s Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hopefully the league can now support the values of the US constitution rather than pandering to those who mistake parochialism for patriotismIn one of my favorite sports movies, Vision Quest, the varsity wrestling coach tells his students they can chal…

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Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFLParties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pactThe NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of …

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Burnley fan charged with racially abusing Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong

• Alleged abuse happened at match in Brighton last Saturday• Man due in court in Brighton on 14 MarchA Burnley supporter has been charged with a racially aggravated offence after allegedly aiming abuse at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gaëtan Bong last S…

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West Ham hand evidence to police over alleged abuse of Mohamed Salah

Club statement condemns ‘abhorrent racist abuse’Fare Network say recent rise in incidents is alarmingWest Ham have handed evidence to the Metropolitan Police after investigating the apparent Islamophobic abuse of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah by one of the…

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Sports minister Mims Davies calls for summit to tackle increase in abuse

• Set to meet football authorities and outside groups• Football should ‘not foster division’, she told parliamentThe sports minister, Mims Davies, is to hold an urgent summit with football leaders to discuss how to stamp out the growing problems of rac…

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Riteesh Mishra juggles jobs but keeps Charlton in hunt for Women’s FA Cup

The head coach, who leads them in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Huddersfield, also works at Deloitte and advises young athletesWhen people ask Riteesh Mishra what he does, they invariably appear puzzled by the response. “I tell them I dual career,” says the…

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‘I’m tan, it’s pretty obvious’: Naomi Osaka responds to ‘whitewashing’ in advert – video

Naomi Osaka said she does not think one of her sponsors are guilty of ‘whitewashing’ after the player, who has a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, was depicted with pale skin in an advertisement.Nissin, who featured the US Open champion in an …

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Naomi Osaka sponsor apologises for ‘whitewashing’ tennis star in ad

Noodle company Nissin says it will ‘pay more attention to diversity issues in the future’One of Naomi Osaka’s sponsors has been forced to apologise after depicting the Japanese tennis star, who is half-Haitian, with pale skin in an advertisement.Nissin…

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Paul Pogba’s ‘pace and power’ stresses need for rethink over BAME coverage | Sachin Nakrani

Language used to describe Frenchman’s revival highlights importance of the debate sparked by Raheem SterlingIt is just over six weeks since Raheem Sterling caused a stir on an otherwise sleepy Sunday morning. Dogs were being walked and churches were be…

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Big Boi and Travis Scott to play Super Bowl halftime show haunted by protests

Rappers will join headline act Maroon 5 in AtlantaNFL view of Kaepernick racial injustice protests at issueThe NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers for th…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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Police arrest youth over alleged racist incident before Spurs v Chelsea

• 17-year-old arrested at Wembley before Carabao Cup game• Police suspect him of a racially aggravated public order offenceA 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence before the Carabao Cup semi-final betwe…

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Police allege Chelsea fans sexually assaulted women and made racist chants on train

• Incidents said to have occurred after game against Leicester• Police want witnesses and alleged victims to come forwardPolice are trying to trace a group of men, whom they believe to be Chelsea fans, in connection with alleged sexual assaults and rac…

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Andrés Iniesta under fire after posing with people in blackface

Midfielder publishes photo of epiphany celebrationsTwo of group were dressed as kings in blackfaceFormer Spain and Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta has been criticised on social media for posting a photo showing him with a group of people, including two i…

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Tottenham Ladies player says opponent made monkey noises at her

FA launches inquiry after Renée Hector says she was racially abusedThe Football Association has launched an investigation after a Tottenham Hotspur Ladies footballer alleged monkey noises were directed at her by an opposition player during a game on Su…

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Fascism is thriving again in Italy – and finding its home on the terraces | Tobias Jones

The kind of racist abuse aimed at Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is commonplace in Italian football – and points to a wider malaiseThis week has shown, once again, that Italian football has a deep-seated problem with racism and fascism. At the Boxing Day g…