Tag Archives: Racism

Suárez claims Evra race allegations were ‘all false’

The Liverpool striker was banned for eight games after being found guilty of racially abusing the Frenchman in 2011. However, Suárez says the only mistakes he regrets in his career involved twice biting an opponent. He told Sport890 AM: “Let me tell you, I’ve made only two mistakes in my career. My first was when I was playing […]

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Home Fans with ‘foreign names’ banned for UCL games by Copenhagen

FC Copenhagen have rejected claims of discrimination after the club banned home fans with foreign-sounding names from attending their upcoming Champions League group games. The Danish champions were drawn in Group B alongside Real Madrid, Juventus and Galatasaray, but sent out an email on Friday informing supporters with non-Danish surnames that their tickets were being cancelled […]

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Spurs qualification marred by Inter racism

Spurs qualification marred by Inter racism … The result was marred, however, by monkey chants that appeared to be directed at several Tottenham players, including Adebayor, while an Inter fan was seen waving an inflatable banana. “It’s a very sensitive situation,” Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas said of the chanting. “UEFA set out to act on […]

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A festival of football in Madrid by Graham Hunter

This was sublime. Football at its purest, its quickest, its most relentless — thrilling enough that if anyone had watched this sport we love for the first time tonight then they’d be hooked for life. Craving more. When so many of the world-renowned participants — Leo Messi, Xavi, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira — performed […]

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Hijab and Football

Veil, Burka, Babushka or Bedsheet? I live in Toronto. Hijab is hardly a foreign concept. Many women from varied ethnic communities choose to cover. Some fully. Some partially. Some in amazingly-coloured,  culturally-inspired fabrics. Some in pristine designer brands. On the subway. On the street. At concerts. At a Masjid. At schools. At the flea market. […]

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Milan match abandoned after players protest against racist shouts

MILAN – Busto Arsizio is a civil and pleasant city where Milan would return. However, small minded racists ruined the day, bringing the sport in to shame. There were families and children in the stands, hoping to see a game against one of Italy’s top clubs. The game kicked off as normal and there were […]

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Clattenburg, Mikel, Mata…..

— for the first time in the professional game’s history in England — an allegation of racism against a referee. Mikel responded after team-mates David Luiz and Ramires told him they believed he had been racially abused by the FIFA official moments after he was booked at Stamford Bridge. …Mikel did not hear the alleged […]

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Best of Enemies

” We are barely a month into the new Premier League season and already we have our first player bust-up. Just two months after Chelsea’s John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the QPR defender is expected to snub Ashley Cole’s handshake in the west London derby this weekend, after the full-back had […]

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Racism in the game

Racism in football: putting the boot in What’s it like being a black footballer in Britain today? As former England captain John Terry is cleared of racially abusing a fellow professional, we ask the players who know http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jul/13/racism-football-premier-league-campbell

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