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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 … Continue reading

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Ferdinand foolishly falls for media’s reverse racism game

The John Terry racism trial has been turned on its head by the media as Rio Ferdinand is accused of being a racist for responding naively to a tweet which referred to Chelsea defender Ashley Cole as a “choc-ice” after … Continue reading

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Monkey chants begin in Poland Euro 2012

Dutch black players were the victims of monkey chants whilst they trained for the Euro 2012 tournament in Krakow on Thursday, prompting captain Mark van Bommel vowing to take the issue to UEFA.

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Slave labour: The real price of the London 2012 Olympics

Behind the media hype, pomp and excitement leading up to the London 2012 Olympics lies am exploitative world of Bangladeshi slave labour providing sports wear for the big brands such as Nike and Adidas for as little as 72 pence … Continue reading

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Asian Football Awards Shortlist Announced for Wembley Stadium extravaganza

The first ever Asian Football Awards (AFA) will take place at Wembley Stadium on 24th January 2012 where outstanding UK Asians will be honoured. This inaugaral event is expected to attract a premier list of guests to gather, support and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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More Black Coaches and More Opportunities

There are 92 professional football clubs in the UK and around 25% of the players within those teams are black. Despite the fact that the number of black players has continued to rise there are still only two black managers; … Continue reading

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Liverpool black football player under investigation for questioning 9/11 attacks

Liverpool black football player Nathan Eccleston is under investigation by his club for questioning the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Carlton Cole’s colonial mentality shame

In the Sun online today, England striker Carlton Cole was caught up in a shameful race row after the 1-1 draw against Ghana, when he wrote on twitter that the Ghana fans were illegal immigrants, revealing not only his colonial … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut staff shock black footballers in race row

A group of professional black footballers were left shocked when they were told by a manager of Pizza Hut in Bournemouth to pay up front because of the way they looked.

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Leicester football player incites race row after BNP boast

Leicester City defender Wayne Brown incited a race row between teammates after boasting that he voted for the British National Party (BNP) in the General election.

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England’s first black international calls for tougher fines on racism in football

Viv Anderson, England’s first ever black international football player has called for tougher fines by the FA on racism after saying that the current fine is “nonsense.”

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Asian footballer Zesh Rehman launches football foundation

Bradford City captain Zesh Rehman has launched his own football foundation hoping to attract more young Asians into the game.

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Two million too much as Ivory Coast appoints Sven as manager for World Cup

It has been reported that Sven-Goran Eriksson the former England manager and now newly appointed manager for Ivory Coast for the World Cup, will be paid up to £2 million in a country where over half the population earns less … Continue reading

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Black football manager and pioneer Keith Alexander dies

Macclesfield football manager and one of the pioneers for black managers in football Keith Alexander sadly passed away at the age of 53 after fighting a long term illness.

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The first African World Cup

In June this year the greatest footballing spectacle in the world will take place in South Africa. For the first time in World Cup history an African country will be host to the World Cup.

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