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Racism storm hangs over Rangers’ Europa League exit

CW: Racist language The past few months have seen racism rear its ugly head multiple times; throughout all footballing standards, players are forced to deal with the repugnant presence of racist abuse. Be it a seemingly constant barrage on social media, or within empty football stadiums, there is no doubt that football faces perhaps its most […]

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Time to get tougher on racism after horrific hostility in Sofia

England’s recent 6-0 drubbing of Bulgaria was overshadowed by disgraceful scenes of racism from the home crowd, causing play to be stopped twice as officials even looked into abandoning the game. Before the match England players expressed their concern that they may be victims of such abuse, especially given previous racist incidents in Sofia as […]

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Racism in Italian football proving increasingly stubborn

Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to Internazionale Milano has shown that he can still score goals. Yet with his move has come a stark reminder of the racism plaguing Italian football. “We understand that it could have seemed racist to you but it is not like that. In Italy we use some ‘ways’ only to ‘help our […]

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Harry Maguire suggests remedy for online racism

In recent weeks, racism in the Premier League has been in the spotlight. More specifically, online abuse has seen a flurry of high-profile cases hitting the headlines. Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba both received abusive tweets following missed penalties. It is, of course, not just limited to the Premier League, but permeates […]