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Kick Racism Out of Football

The39thStep

Well-Known Member
I've had a drink in their club loads of times and played a few games there years ago as it was used as a venue for finals from the Sunday leagues. It's slap bang in a large working class estate and the team has been going for years and is well respected. Fair play to the manager , shame on the league .
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
... and it looks as though other people are beginning to smell it ...

"LET’S make no bones about this. Chelsea Football Club have a serious deep-rooted generations-old problem with racism."
Chelsea have a serious deep-rooted generations-old problem with racism – it’s time for them to prove otherwise
 

BCBlues

Lend us a Twenner
Don't think we need The Sun to start lecturing on racism tbh . They didn't have anything to say when Chelsea Independents who had an advert for AFA were attacked and stabbed .
No mention either that 3 of the Salah lot were dealt with before they entered the stadium. No balance of problems at other clubs and no viewpoints from the vast majority of Chelsea supporters.

Apart from being from The Sun for heavens sake the article appears to have been written by a 12 year old and why anyone would quote it to prove a point is beyond me.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
"Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey did not know what a Nazi salute was when he was charged with making the offensive gesture, says a Football Association panel.

The charge was found not proven this month and Wales international Hennessey, 32, will face no punishment ..."


Wayne Hennessey did not know what Nazi salute was - FA panel



(Source: www.dailymail.co.uk)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was cleared of the accusation of performing an offensive Nazi salute - because he did not know what a Nazi was.
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
"Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey did not know what a Nazi salute was when he was charged with making the offensive gesture, says a Football Association panel.

The charge was found not proven this month and Wales international Hennessey, 32, will face no punishment ..."


Wayne Hennessey did not know what Nazi salute was - FA panel



(Source: www.dailymail.co.uk)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was cleared of the accusation of performing an offensive Nazi salute - because he did not know what a Nazi was.
Considering the number of tweets I read from peoewho had no idea the Titanic sank until they saw the film it's not totally unbelievable.
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
Hmm that the Sun getting all righteous on the topic is a bit hard to swallow...

What a world we live in. Brexit has stoked up xenophobia and racism in the UK to levels comparable to the 60's.
Then everyone suddenly acknowledges it's wrong in football and it's about time we tackled it.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Hmm that the Sun getting all righteous on the topic is a bit hard to swallow...
No problem - feel free to try and swallow this instead:

"A special investigation into the racism crisis uncovers anger, despair and a warning that there will be ‘an explosion’ unless the problem is tackled"
From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

The author of the piece - who appears to have no connection with The Sun - is also referred to here:

What drives football fans to abuse reporters of racism?
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Wayne Hennessey is ‘desperate’ to learn about the Nazis, says Roy Hodgson
Presumably Hennessey's German teammate who published the photograph showing him giving a Nazi salute, complete 'Hitler toothbruch moustache' sign, is able to point him in the direction of educational materials that will assist him in his quest?
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
... I think I can see why people don't want some of the individuals involved in this sort of behaviour to have to their details identified ...

Chelsea football fan accused of shouting racist abuse at Raheem Sterling mocked the murder of Stephen Lawrence in vile tweets (click for more)



We're beginning to get your message.
He's "innocent" !!!

Fan who 'racially abused' Raheem Sterling WON'T be prosecuted on lip reader's advice



(Source: Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock)

Colin Wing, 60, insisted he did not call the Manchester City forward a 'black c**t' instead claiming he had shouted 'manc c**t' at the player as he collected a ball from the side lines.

Wing said on December 10: 'I'm deeply ashamed by my own behaviour and I feel really bad. But I didn't call him a black ****, I called him a Manc ****.

'I've been going to Chelsea for 50 years now and, because of where I sit, I'm picked up on the camera most weeks. If I had a history of saying this sort of thing I would've been caught by now.
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
One hopes that this will not stop the organisation from continuing to challenge racism in the football industry:

"Kick It Out have "unreservedly apologised" to Brighton following comments made by its Head of Development Troy Townsend over the dismissal of Chris Hughton ..."
Chris Hughton: Kick It Out apologise to Brighton

Meanwhile, this is disturbing:

"Clovio Azie knew that something was seriously wrong as soon as he noticed one of his Chapeltown under-10s players quietly sobbing midway through the first half of a recent match ..."
'Racism at grass-roots level is 10 times worse than the pros': How a junior club in Leeds shines an ugly light on football's biggest problem
 

felixthecat

are we there yet?
My step grandson (dual heritage) was recently on a U16s football tour in Italy. One game was abandoned... remember these are U16s... due to racist chanting.

That's despicable

SGS's team fielded 3 black players as well as himself and the team walked off as one when the chanting began. Horrible, totally unacceptable behaviour at any age but at that age group?
 

Fedayn

Well-Known Member
My step grandson (dual heritage) was recently on a U16s football tour in Italy. One game was abandoned... remember these are U16s... due to racist chanting.

That's despicable

SGS's team fielded 3 black players as well as himself and the team walked off as one when the chanting began. Horrible, totally unacceptable behaviour at any age but at that age group?
Italy is a mess on that front, numerous high profile cases of players getting abuse and walking off, only to be criticised and in some cases sanctioned by the FIGC (Italian FA). A few years ago at a game, some fans who were monkey chanting at a black player were shouted at and abused at by groups who only minutes before had been making fascist chants and doing the 'roman salute'..... Fucked up place......
 
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