Shakhtar player Taison sent off in tears for reaction to alleged racist abuse

Shakhtar player Taison sent off in tears for reaction to alleged racist abuse

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison was sent off after reacting to alleged racist abuse during his side’s 1-0 home win against Dynamo Kiev. Brazil international Taison gestured to the away fans and then kicked the ball into their section of the stand before the referee led all the players off the field in the 77th minute. […]

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Mario Balotelli: People who deny I was racially abused are not ‘real men’, Brescia striker says

Mario Balotelli: People who deny I was racially abused are not ‘real men’, Brescia striker says

Mario Balotelli has branded those who deny he was racially abused as not “real men”. The Brescia striker threatened to walk off the pitch during his side’s game with Hellas Verona after a group of fans made monkey noises at Balotelli. Balotelli was convinced to stay by teammates and scored as Brescia fell to a […]

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Footballers’ walk-off signals tough new attitude to racism in Europe

Footballers’ walk-off signals tough new attitude to racism in Europe

By GERRY LOUGHRANMore by this Author The fight against racism moved a significant step forward in Britain last week when a team walked off the field in a professional football match. During an FA Cup tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town, Haringey’s black goalkeeper, Valery Pajetat, was reportedly spat at and hit by an […]

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Liverpool condemn ‘racist’ banner of Divock Origi at Champions League game against Genk

Divock Origi banner: Liverpool fan responsible for ‘offensive’ banner identified by police

A supporter responsible for displaying an “offensive” banner about Liverpool striker Divock Origi during the Champions League match against Genk has been identified, Merseyside Police have said. Reds officials liaised with police to have the banner, which they said “perpetuated a racist stereotype”, removed as soon as they became aware of it. Merseyside Police released a statement […]

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Stan Collymore accuses Premier League of jumping on anti-racism "bandwagon"

Stan Collymore accuses Premier League of jumping on anti-racism “bandwagon”

Stan Collymore has accused the Premier League of jumping on the anti-racism “bandwagon.” Mirror columnist Collymore says cash-rich Prem bosses should put money into supporting Kick It Out rather than just launching this weekend’s No Room For Racism campaign. It comes just days after England players were subjected to racist abuse in Bulgaria and Raheem […]

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BBC Question Time: Mum hailed as 'icon' over impassioned speech on son's racist abuse

BBC Question Time: Mum hailed as ‘icon’ over impassioned speech on son’s racist abuse

A mum has been hailed as a BBC Question Time’s icon after delivering an impassioned speech on her son’s racist abuse. The audience member said her second-generation son has been called a ‘p***’, years after she was called ‘curry face’ at school. She made her moving speech during a discussion about the racist taunting of […]

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Stormzy threatened to quit record label over controversy of boss in black face

Stormzy threatened to quit record label over controversy of boss in black face

Grime legend Stormzy was left fuming as record label bosses failed to act for over a year on a case of a high-up wearing black face. The rapper, 26, even threatened the leave the label, Atlantic Records, if action wasn’t taken against Ben Cook, 42. Ben, who was responsible for launching the career of Ed […]

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An open letter to UEFA's president as you fail another generation of black footballers - Darren Lewis

An open letter to UEFA’s president as you fail another generation of black footballers – Darren Lewis

Dear Mr Ceferin, You can’t possibly believe you are making inroads in the war on racism. When you look across the ­continent and see the abuse ­suffered by players in places such as Spain, Italy, France, England and Eastern ­Europe, you can’t possibly believe the culprits are concerned about the stigma of their countries being […]

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Internalise Gandhi teachings and see him as a human being

By MULANGO BARAZAMore by this Author This month, the world is marking 150 years since the birth, in Gujarat, India, of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly Mahatma Gandhi. Born on October 2, 1869, Gandhi studied law in England and began his legal practice with an Indian-owned firm in South Africa. At 24, in 1893, and while […]

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Boy, 8, scratched lines into skin to ‘look whiter’ after being called ‘N-word’

Boy, 8, scratched lines into skin to ‘look whiter’ after being called ‘N-word’

A schoolboy who was repeatedly called the n-word at school has told how he used to scratch white lines into his skin in a bid to look whiter. Finley Sullivan, 8, admits he would go days without moisturising his skin so it would “go dry and dusty and would appear lighter”. Mum Colleen Robinson says the […]

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