Football chiefs asked to combat racism

first_imgThe head of United Kingdom Sports has called all the executives involved in football to ask them about combating racism.Is the year 2019 and racism is still a thing.Even with campaigns such as Kick It Out and others have been implemented, there are still some people who believe they can judge others based on the color of their skin.And the United Kingdom sports minister Mims Davies has called all the football executives to ask them why they have failed to tackle racism from the game.“Together we must find a way to tackle this,” Davies said after racial attacks against Manchester City Raheem Sterling and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.“They are using football as a cloak for discriminatory, and often criminal, behavior.”“They are not welcome in our stadiums,” he commented according to The Mirror.“Football reaches into every community in this country, and can play a big part in helping to champion the values we want to see as part of society today.”“But we will not stand by and watch people threaten these values with ugly acts of hatred,” he explained.“Zero tolerance means just that. We cannot allow the minority to ruin it for the majority of us that love the sport.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.And the problem is not only in England but also in other tops leagues in Europe like the Italian Lega Serie A.There, Internazionale Milan fans racially abused Kalidou Koulibaly when Napoli visited San Siro Stadium.And just this weekend a women’s game in Spain had to be suspended because of sexist remarks by the fans attending the match.FIFA and UEFA have implemented many campaigns against this, even prohibiting the entrance of those fans who are caught in these acts.Sometimes the best response to racism is to use football to bring communities together.Two supporters groups, @LadyImps and @BanglaBantams. Two backgrounds. One voice.Football at its best. #[email protected]_fsf @AnwarU01 @horner_maria pic.twitter.com/HDF3bZ4dMN— Kick It Out (@kickitout) January 30, 2019last_img