Racism rears its head as the London 2012 Olympics begin

The London 2012 Olympic games has barely begun yet two racist incidents have already been reported by the media including a Conservative MP who referred to the opening ceremony as “leftie multi-cultural crap”, and a Greek female athlete who has been expelled from the team after tweeting, “With so many Africans in Greece, at least […]

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Racism will probably never be kicked out of football as long as punishments are lenient

The ugly stain of racism in football has been the focus of media reports since top Premiership players such a England captain and Chelsea player John Terry and Liverpool player Luis Suarez were at the centre of racism allegations in November last year, but if the football governing body continues to hand out lenient sentences […]

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Racism in football is rooted in wider society and cultural norms

What a tumultuous few weeks it has been for football, with serious cases of racism levelled at England captain, John Terry and Liverpool player Luis Suarez, followed by the comments of FIFA president Sepp Blatter who said that there was no racism in football and that any racist insult could be settled with a handshake. […]

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Asian Football Awards launched to celebrate Asians in Football

The Asian Football Awards (AFA) has been launched to recognise the outstanding contribution to both the professional game and grassroots initiatives by individuals and groups across the UK with South Asian heritage. The Awards are to be held at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium on the 24th January 2012 and is being supported […]

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