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Racism in football

Discussion in 'General Football' started by SteveAWOL, 24 Jul 2015.

  1. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Yep, racism is a form of false consciousness. It divides people, who should have a common class interest.
     
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  2. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Johnny Morrison

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    Raheem Sterling says and shows how the media in the UK fuel racist attitudes in football; good on him and he does it very eloquently:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46498849

    Raheem Sterling: Emirates Marketing Project forward says newspapers 'fuel racism' in football
    By Katie Falkingham & Mantej Mann

    BBC Sport

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    Raheem Sterling was allegedly the victim of racial abuse during Emirates Marketing Project's defeat by Chelsea
    Newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" by the ways in which they portray young black footballers, says Emirates Marketing Project forward Raheem Sterling.

    Sterling, 24, posted on social media a day after suffering alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City's 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations.

    "All I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity and give all players an equal chance," he said.

    In a post on Instagram, Sterling said he "had to laugh" when he heard the alleged racist remarks during the game because he expects "no better".

    The Football Association said on Sunday it would support the investigations.

    On Saturday, police in Scotland arrested two fans for allegedly directing racial abuse at Motherwell substitute Christian Mbulu during his side's defeat at Hearts.

    In his post, England international Sterling cites newspaper headlines about team-mates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden buying houses.

    The headline referring to 21-year-old defender Adarabioyo - who is on loan at West Brom - focuses on how he spent £2.25m on a property "despite having never started a Premier League match".

    By contrast, midfielder Foden, 18, "buys a £2m home for his mum" and is later described as having "set up a future".

    "You have two young players starting out their careers - both play for the same team, both have done the right thing, which is buy a new house for their mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are," Sterling said.

    "But look at how the newspapers get their message across for the young black player and then for the young white player.

    "I think this is unacceptable, both innocent, have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded, this young black kid is looked at in a bad light, which helps fuel racism and aggressive behaviour."

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    Newspaper headline about Tosin Adarabioyo
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    Newspaper headline about Phil Foden
    Newspapers v Sterling

    Ian Wright says the media criticism of Raheem Sterling is 'tinged with racism'.
    Sterling has frequently found himself at the centre of attention throughout his career, most recently for a tattoo of a rifle on his leg earlier this year.

    He later defended the tattoo, saying it had a "deeper meaning" and referred to his late father, who was killed in Kingston, Jamaica.

    That followed criticism for proposing to his girlfriend, purchasing clothes at high-street chain Primark, and for buying his mother a house.

    In June, in a piece with the Players' Tribune, he said he no longer worried about criticism of his lifestyle

    The Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) said it hoped Sterling's comments would "serve as a wake-up call not just for the newspapers, but all the media".

    A statement read: "BCOMS stands with Raheem Sterling and thanks him for raising the issue of how the media portrays black footballers and communities across the country."

    'There is no leadership at the top of the game' - Kick it Out
    Lord Ouseley, the founder of anti-discrimination body Kick it Out, has called for leaders in football to deal with racism "at the top".

    "What happened at Chelsea shows what is still going on in football," he told BBC Sport.

    "Where is [Premier League chief executive] Richard Scudamore, where is [FA chairman] Greg Clarke, where is Chelsea's chairman [Bruce Buck] - they should have been talking out last night and it has to be dealt with at the top.

    "We do not have any leadership at the top of the game to speak out, they just rely on Kick it Out.

    "The print media often targets all footballers, not just black players, but we have already made comments about the way Raheem Sterling has been treated differently by the media.

    "He has received bad press over the last few years because of his lifestyle and clearly there are issues from potential stories adding to prejudice and I have every sympathy for him.

    "It was awful, but it didn't appear to me that Raheem told the referee in the first place. Players know if they are abused in any way they have to tell the referee. All players know the referee is in charge and has a duty of care, and the referee can remove those people."

    Many players and pundits have been on social media to condemn the alleged racist abuse aimed at Sterling, with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker calling it "despicable".

    "Are we going to continue to allow this type of racist behaviour go on?" asked former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand,while Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright said "the bad old days are back".

    Former England and Arsenal Women forward Alex Scott told BBC 5 live: "No-one should expect any form of discrimination, racism and the fact that no matter how strong of a character you are, you can only take so much, so for him to come out now and speak, enough is enough.

    "No-one should have to go through what he's been going through. No one."

    On Sunday, an FA spokesperson said: "We take all allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and will work with the clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure this matter is dealt with appropriately.

    "We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and encourage all fans and participants who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate channels: the FA, our county FAs or our partners Kick It Out."

    The Premier League also issued a statement, saying: "The club and the police are rightly investigating this serious matter.

    "The Premier League and the clubs are opposed to all forms of discrimination in football and if anyone is found to have racially abused a Premier League player they deserve to be punished. We will support any action taken by the club or the authorities."
     
  3. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    I googled to check which newspaper wrote the article about Tosin Adarabioyo and surprise surprise it was the Daily Fail. Is there anyone who reads that paper that isn't a racist, misogynist, xenophobic clam? Paddy Power are always ripping the fail for their hatred of Sterling.
     
  4. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Young-Pyo Lee

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    I think Sterling has a point, I don't however believe the additional hype that calling Pogba Lazy is racism.
     
  5. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    He got player of the month today
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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  7. ringo

    ringo Gudni Bergsson

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    I was listening to news coverage of the court case today.
    According to news coverage Averof Pantelli pleaded guilty to throwing a missile.

    The magistrates commented:

    But Magistrate Mervyn Mandell said: "We find it was a targeted gesture to throw a banana skin after a goal was scored by a black player.
    "We have in the circumstances found the racial element was there."

    To any lawyers out there....Were the magistrates entitled to make this finding? If the CPS charged him with throwing a missile and allowed him to plead guilty why was racist element commented on? Presumably the police/CPS were satisfied there was not enough evidence to bring any other charge.

    Furthermore - - does there have to be intent/mens rea in racially motivated/related crimes? Who is the arbiter of intent? If person (a) thoughtlessly throws a banana skin onto a football pitch and it lands near a non-white player, what elements are required for a racially motivated crime to have been committed? I'm assuming the man on the Clapham omnibus has no say in this - (what is the modern version of this concept - not still the man on the Clapham omnibus? I don't think he would recognise the world we live in today).
     
  8. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I posted this in the OMT, it contains a link the the CPS' statement

     
  9. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Should have been life
     
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  10. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I think that rather than getting a banning order they should only be forced to watch Pulis sides
     
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  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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  12. ringo

    ringo Gudni Bergsson

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    Er...my mum. She's got nothing against women.
     
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  13. Jon

    Jon Teemu Tainio

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    Im guessing the Euro is now their preferred monetary system then?
     
  14. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    http://www.espn.com/soccer/napoli/story/3737523/inter-milan-given-two-match-stadium-closure-after-koulibaly-monkey-chants
     
  15. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    AuroRaman Clint Dempsey

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    But Paki is a term of endearment and anyone that says otherwise is playing the ‘race card’, as some of Britain’s finest in that vid would say to put us ethnically challenged people back in our box*













    *apart from when it applies to Sol ;)


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using Tapatalk
     
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  17. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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