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Racism in Football

RACISM IN FOOTBALL NEWS

England's Bukayo Saka urges social media companies to step up fight against abuse

July 16, 2021 6:36 am

Bukayo Saka thanked those who sent him messages of support and campaigned on his behalf, saying: "Love always wins," but vowed to stand strong against the hateful messages he received online

Jadon Sancho says 'nothing new' in racist abuse in apology to England fans

July 14, 2021 11:09 pm

The players received overwhelming support, especially after a mural in Rashford's home town of Withington was defaced, before it was covered in messages of support.

Man arrested over online racist abuse of England players after Euro 2020 final loss

July 14, 2021 9:36 pm

A 37-year-old man from Ashton upon Mersey in Trafford, Greater Manchester, handed himself in to police on Wednesday morning.

'We almost expect racism now': Fare Director on England player abuse

July 13, 2021 8:07 am

Piara Powar, who works with UEFA and FIFA as part of the anti-discrimination Fare network, also condemned the 'hypocrisy' of British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Kevin Pietersen slams racial abuse of England's Black footballers after Euro final loss

July 12, 2021 4:12 pm

Kevin Pietersen joined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Football Association (FA) in slamming those who abused the three players of colour after they failed to score in the shootout.

Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele apologise for video mocking hotel staff in Japan

July 06, 2021 11:29 am

The pair recently featured for France at Euro 2020, where the world champions were knocked out by Switzerland in the round of 16 after a shootout.

Dembele, Griezmann racism storm: French duo in hot water after leaked video clip

July 06, 2021 10:12 pm

A racism scandal has hit France and Barcelona football stars Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.

Taking the knee can cause tension: France's Raphael Varane

June 17, 2021 11:38 am

Raphael Varane said the way to tackle racism is "to play together and be united".

Football players pressure Instagram to do more to stop racism

February 11, 2021 8:47 am

After football players in England expressed anger about being targeted with racist messages, Instagram said Wednesday that it would disable accounts of users sending abuse.

English TV commentary across leagues shows racial bias, study claims

June 30, 2020 2:51 pm

Analysis revealed that players with darker skin tones were "significantly more likely" to be reduced to their physical characteristics or athletic abilities like pace and power.