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Category: Race issues

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Meet the Winter Olympians making big strides for diversity

Simidele Adeagbo and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian are part of a wider movement at competition that has been predominantly whiteSimidele Adeagbo spent a decade training in the hopes of heading to the Olympics for the triple jump, missing out on a coveted …

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Jeremy Corbyn on racism in football, Arsenal’s ‘library’ and pricey Freddos

The Labour leader discusses the World Cup in Russia, inequality in football and taking penalties at Theresa MayA film by Copa90, of the Guardian Sport NetworkA lot has changed since we sat down with Jeremy Corbyn last May. His party has rallied, taken …

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Kick It Out slams booking of Balotelli for complaining about racist insults

• ‘It is unacceptable a match official has failed to apply Uefa protocol’• Nice forward made his point to referee and was shown yellow cardMario Balotelli’s booking for complaining about alleged racist chanting during Nice’s defeat at Dijon on Saturday…

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Kick It Out alarmed by spike in abuse against ‘backdrop of rising hatred’

• Equality campaigners report 282 incidences of abuse this season• Lord Ouseley says 59% increase should act as a wake-up callFootball’s equality campaign Kick It Out has received a marked increase in reports of racist, homophobic and other discriminat…

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100% of black NFL players surveyed have experience of racial profiling

Associated Press questioned 56 football players at Pro BowlAnthem protests aimed at social injustice dominated 2017 seasonA son who saw a police officer hold a gun to his father’s head. A husband whose wife was pulled over driving a Bentley. These unse…

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A pioneer, but first a footballer: how West Brom celebrates Cyrille the King

At the iron gates of the Hawthorns, fans gathered to share memories of Cyrille Regis, the first black hero of English footballAs any pub quiz regular will tell you, the Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion since 1900, is the highest league football …

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Cyrille Regis obituary

West Bromwich Albion and England footballer who blazed a trail for black players in the 1970s and 80sCyrille Regis, who has died aged 59 of a suspected heart attack, was a greatly admired centre-forward with West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and England a…

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FA stuck in credibility gap over challenges of football’s era of truth

Greg Clarke and co lack the trust needed to tackle the game’s rising tide of allegations of abuse and racismIt is flicking through the glossy pages of the Chelsea programme, going back a few years now, when you come across the article name?checking one…

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Spartak Moscow in racism row after controversial video posted on Twitter

• Caption of black players training translates as ‘See how chocolates melt in sun’• Critics say racism one of the biggest issues Russia faces in World Cup yearSpartak Moscow are at the centre of a racism row after their official Twitter account posted …

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Herman Ouseley calls for drastic action to help whistleblowers

• Kick It Out chairman warns against assuming bullying is scourge of bygone era• ‘Although it’s much better than it used to be, the fear is still there’Herman Ouseley, the chairman of Kick It Out, has warned against assuming the bullying and discrimina…

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Ex-England star Trevor Sinclair admits drink-driving and racial abuse

Patron of the Kick It Out charity racially abused a police officer after being arrested for being more than twice over limitFormer England player Trevor Sinclair racially abused a police officer after being arrested for drink-driving while more than tw…

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Jürgen Klopp hails ‘brave’ Rhian Brewster for speaking out about racism

• Liverpool manager hopes game’s rulers take heed• Guardian interview sparks immediate calls for actionJürgen Klopp has praised the courage of Rhian Brewster for speaking out about racial abuse and expressed his hopes that the people at the top of the …

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FA urged to act strongly on Millwall fans’ alleged racist abuse during Wolves game

• Kick It Out presses FA to investigate incidents as matter of ‘urgency’• Alleged Wolves players were abused in 2-2 Championship draw at The DenKick It Out has urged the Football Association to act with “urgency” over alleged racist chanting during Mil…

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Uefa reaction to Russian racism is woefully weak and needs addressing | Martha Kelner

Alleged abuse aimed at Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster by Spartak Moscow captain has led to some campaigners calling for more education for Russian playersIt was only last week inside Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin,…

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NFL player Malcolm Jenkins won’t protest anymore. That’s for the best | Ameer Hasan Loggins

The black player never fully understood the gesture of the raised fist. His decision to end his protest is no great loss to the movement Malcolm Jenkins, the Philadelphia Eagles safety and face of the Players Coalition, said this week that he would end…

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Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

• Equality campaigner Fare will produce cautionary guide for LGBT fans• Piara Powar: ‘Gay people have a place in Russia which is quite underground’LGBT fans will be warned about holding hands in public and other outward displays of affection when in Ru…

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Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

• Equality campaigner Fare will produce cautionary guide for LGBT fans• Piara Powar: ‘Gay people have a place in Russia which is quite underground’LGBT fans will be warned about holding hands in public and other outward displays of affection when in Ru…

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Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie reveals racist abuse after World Cup loss

• Christie says he received abuse on Twitter after defeat to Denmark• FAI refers posts to Irish police as PFA Ireland condemn abuseThe Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has revealed that he has received racist abuse on Twitter following his c…

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Colin Kaepernick was named citizen of the year. How ironic | Ameer Hasan Loggins

For black Americans, citizenship has always been incomplete and fraught. Kaepernick knows this better than anyone elseIt’s been a couple of days, and the news of GQ magazine naming Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year has brought forth both love fr…

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Astros’ Gurriel gets five-game ban – next season – for World Series racist gesture

Houston player made ‘slant-eye’ gesture after homering off LA pitcherMLB commissioner: not fair to punish team-mates with immediate banYuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros has been suspended for making a racist gesture at Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu D…