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Archives: Racism

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front … Continue reading

FIFA and the FA Should Follow NBA’s Lead on Racism

Posted on by James Ferrier
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L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been under heavy scrutiny following his recorded conversation with associate V. Stiviano where he was quoted as saying “(It) bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people.” … Continue reading

Why We Should Care About “We Are All Monkeys,” Even If It Was A PR Campaign

Posted on by Robert Hay
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It is easy to be cynical in the modern sports era, so it is easy to have doubts about the spontaneously wonderful viral social media campaign “We Are All Monkeys”.  The campaign sprung up last weekend after a banana was … Continue reading

Spain-England Friendly As Well As Other Matches In Spanish Territory Considered “High Risk”

Posted on by Juan Arango

The ugly shadow of racism and xenophobia are creeping in quickly as the international friendly between Spain and England looms larger.    The Commission Against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Hate in Sport has classified this match to be held in Sevilla … Continue reading

Atletico-Liverpool: UEFA’s Weak Stance a Missed Opportunity

Posted on by Mike

It’s a pretty safe bet Madrid’s Vincente Calderon Stadium will be at capacity today when Liverpool visits for its Champions League Group D match against Atletico Madrid. Shame. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and … Continue reading

Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many … Continue reading