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Category: Race issues

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Diego Maradona responds to claim he made ‘racist gesture’ to supporter

• ITV’s Jacqui Oatley tweeted about incident at Spartak Stadium• Maradona gives his version of events in Facebook postDiego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with a fan at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium that witnesses perceived as racist.British …

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Nigeria game first big test of Russia’s resolve to stamp out racism

World Cup atmosphere has been festive so far, but concerns persist about how seriously officials take problemThe potential for racism during the World Cup has been one of the most pained issues in the build-up to the tournament, with the track record o…

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Football: it’s a funny old racist, money-grabbing game | Letters

Readers on the dearth of non-white managers, Amazon’s entry to the broadcasting Premier League, rail seating at football grounds, and the World CupWe have no doubt at all that there are many white men in football who react adversely to “outspoken black…

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‘Have sex, make babies’: Russian MP tells nation to welcome foreign fans

Comments come after another MP warned Russian women against sex with fans, especially those ‘of a different race’A Russian MP has encouraged Russians to have sex with visiting foreign football fans, a day after Russian authorities were embarrassed when…

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Nick Kyrgios calls Dawn Fraser ‘racist’ after Queen’s birthday honour

Feud dates back to Olympian’s criticism of tennis player in 2015‘I’m so very grateful that I’m Australian,’ Fraser saysNick Kyrgios has reignited his feud with the Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser, labelling her “racist” in a tweet after she was a…

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Soccer in America: why aren’t more black kids playing the world’s game?

Despite a US soccer boom, the sport has made barely a ripple in African American communities. Could unlocking this talent base revive the failing national team?Soccer found Robert Russ when he was in the seventh grade – not that he was looking for it. …

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As Raheem Sterling knows, successful black men have targets on their back | Maurice Mcleod

Whether its his choice of tattoo or the variation in his spending, the message to the England footballer is clear: know your placeIn a little over two weeks, the World Cup finals begin in Russia. You would expect the nation to be concentrating its effo…

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Republican lawmaker says NFL player protests are ‘premised on lies’

Peter King criticizes Jets owner for saying he’ll pay fines for kneelingDear black NFL players, don’t let yourselves be silencedA Republican congressman from New York on Saturday said NFL player protests over police brutality and racial injustice were …

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Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream

Milwaukee police didn’t just assault a basketball player, they damaged the hopes young people of color have of a better lifeSterling Brown: Milwaukee police apologize to NBA playerAnother day, another black man violently assaulted by five rogue police …

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‘These are the white stairs’: the enduring insults of golfing while black

Last weekend police were called after a group of black female golfers were accused of slow play. Unfortunately, the incident came as little surpriseYou don’t need to wait too long to be reminded how slow golf has been to evolve in America. The latest i…

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Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world championObama did not respond to campaign for African American heroDonald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of…

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Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequalityAmnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the…

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Fifa dismisses racism charges against Spanish player in Under-17 World Cup final

• Rhian Brewster claimed Morgan Gibbs-White was called ‘a monkey’ • Fifa says case dismissed ‘in view of lack of sufficient evidence’No action will be taken against a Spanish player accused of racially abusing England Under-17 international Morgan Gibb…

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West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez set for hearing in Bong racial abuse case

• Alan Pardew expected to testify on striker’s behalf • Rodriguez claims he merely referenced Bong’s ‘bad breath’Jay Rodriguez’s attempt to clear his name after a Football Association charge of allegedly racially abusing Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong will sta…

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Chelsea racism claims could be just the tip of the iceberg

Gwyn Williams and Graham Rix facing legal action but solicitor says there might be ‘potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of young people’ who experienced racial abuseAfter all the alleged failures, all the specific allegations that boys in their car…

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Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 of lacking diversity before Australian GP

‘Nothing’s changed in 11 years I’ve been here,’ says world championHamilton hits back at Nico Rosberg’s comments about his focusLewis Hamilton has accused Formula One of lacking diversity before the opening race of the new season in Melbourne. Shortly …

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Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi alleges more racist abuse by Atalanta fans

• On-loan Chelsea striker shares monkey emojis on Twitter• Atalanta already facing Uefa disciplinary hearing on 22 MarchThe Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan from Chelsea, has been inundated with racially abusive messages on soc…

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I’ve followed England around the world, but Russia is too risky | Philip Cornwall

Fan violence, blatant racism, politicians backing thugs – I had doubts about the World Cup long before SalisburyAs Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, struggle for life, it should not need saying that any collateral damage suffered by England footb…

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Brave Rhian Brewster gave Uefa a kick up the backside

One way or another, the 17-year-old’s stand did prompt Uefa to investigate properly the claims that Spartak Moscow’s Leonid Mironov racially abused the Liverpool youth playerIt seemed to get lost, amid the news from Uefa that one of the players accused…

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Mo Farah claims he was racially harassed at Munich airport

Four-time Olympic champion had alleged altercation with law enforcement officerMo Farah has claimed he was racially harassed while travelling through Munich airport in Germany.The four-time Olympic champion left the UK for Ethiopia on Monday to complet…