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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