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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…

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Boxing day belting: The fight that stirred the racial convictions of the nation

A heavyweight title fight in Sydney 110 years ago between African American Jack Johnson and Canadian Tommy Burns captured the racism of the timeLate in 1908, the day after Christmas, the African American boxer Jack Johnson finally got his opportunity t…

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‘Cruel, racist’: anger over high school wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocks

New Jersey referee’s choice to force black teen to cut his hair or forfeit match has been called ‘humiliating’A New Jersey high school wrestler had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfei…

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Tottenham fan fined for hurling banana skin at black Arsenal player

Magistrate also bans Averof Panteli for four years, saying his actions had ‘racial element’A Tottenham fan has been fined after throwing a banana skin at a black Arsenal footballer in a “targeted gesture” that had a “racial element”.Averof Panteli admi…

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Uefa to investigate Chelsea over alleged antisemitic chanting in Budapest

• Uefa looking into incident in Europa League tie at Vidi• Investigators to submit report in mid-JanuaryUefa has launched an investigation into the conduct of a section of Chelsea’s supporters as it seeks to determine whether they were guilty of an ant…

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Chelsea’s Bruce Buck greets fans to prevent repeat of alleged racism

• Chairman Buck talks to Chelsea fans at Brighton game• Uefa to decide on partial closure of Stamford BridgeThe Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck, took it upon himself to greet away supporters at Brighton as the club sought to prevent a repeat of the allege…

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The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

The abuse of Raheem Sterling and antisemitic chanting by Chelsea fans are indicative of a wider picture of unacceptable intolerance, as our continent-wide survey revealsBelgium continues to have significant problems with racism, not confined to footbal…

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How can a sport worth billions spend just a pittance on fighting racism? | Daniel Taylor

As Herman Ouseley announces his impending retirement from Kick It Out after 25 years, a game that can gift Richard Scudamore £5m can surely fund the campaign properlyIt is probably a measure of the man – and the fact he would never draw attention to th…

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Chelsea fans took flag with SS death’s head to Budapest for Vidi game

• Chelsea Headhunters photographed with flag outside bar• Club confident it was not taken into Europa League gameThe conduct of elements of Chelsea’s support has come under further scrutiny after images posted on social media showed travelling fans in …

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Football should not carry the can for society’s ills – but can help to remedy them | Barney Ronay

Raheem Sterling kickstarted a welcome debate on racism this week and while the game should not shoulder all the blame perhaps everyone in football has learned somethingTo be fair to the more risque element of Chelsea’s matchday support, they have been …

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Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan says being racially abused ‘hurts’

• Gündogan talks about teammate Raheem Sterling’s experience• Germany midfielder abused after he met Turkey presidentIlkay Gündogan said he knows how it hurts to be racially abused, as he reflected on the experiences of his Manchester City teammate Rah…

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Sterling’s racism ordeal was ugly but reaction has been oddly instructive | Eni Aluko

Fallout from the Manchester City forward’s complaint about the media scrutiny black players face has been hearteningThis week could be a eureka moment for football. Most of the reaction to Raheem Sterling’s claims that parts of the media have racially …