Posts tagged racism

Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram
Friday, November 8th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: NYU School of Law
Co-sponsored with Institute of African American Affairs and Institute for Public Knowledge
Lilian Thuram helped lead France to its first World Cup title and the European championship. Today, the Fondation Lilian Thuram has developed a curriculum for anti-racist education. More >

Racism in Soccer: 
A Discussion with Lilian Thuram

Friday, November 8th, 6:30 p.m.

Location: NYU School of Law

Co-sponsored with Institute of African American Affairs 
and Institute for Public Knowledge

Lilian Thuram helped lead France to its first World Cup title and the European championship. Today, the Fondation Lilian Thuram has developed a curriculum for anti-racist education. More >

Milan friendly stopped after racist chants

BUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy — AC Milan players walked off the field because of racist chants, abandoning an exhibition match in the first half with lower division club Pro Patria on Thursday.

Boateng and team walk off after racist commentsThe game was interrupted and later ended because of chants directed at several black Milan players, despite appeals to stop from the public address announcer.

After repeated chants directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half.

Zenit St. Petersburg fans support racism in the name of tradition

MOSCOW — Fans of two-time defending Russian champion Zenit St. Petersburg are calling for non-white and gay players to be excluded from the team.

Hulk recently signed with Zenit St. PetersburgLandscrona, the largest Zenit fan club, released a manifesto Monday demanding the club field an all-white, heterosexual team. It added that “dark-skinned players are all but forced down Zenit’s throat now, which only brings out a negative reaction” and said gay players were “unworthy of our great city.”

“I can personally assure you that I will do everything I can to help those who seek to explain to people what tolerance is, and the need to respect other cultures and traditions.— Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti

The club quickly sought to distance itself from the fans. Without directly referring to their manifesto, Zenit’s coach, Luciano Spalletti, said in remarks posted on the club’s website that “tolerance for me is most of all the ability to understand and accept differences.”

The reaction to Uefa president Michel Platini’s remarks that players should be booked if they walk off the pitch if they feel they are being abused has been mixed to say the least. On the one hand there is a measure of approval that referees are being publicly empowered to take action if there is racist abuse - on the other there is a sense that he is unsympathetic and insensitive for suggesting players should be shown a yellow card in such circumstances.
BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty at Euro 2012
Where soccer meets free speech
A thoughtful—and at times hilarious—article on the importance of free speech in the Fabrice Muamba twitter scandal. Although Liam Stacey acted like a racist goon in cheering as the soccer player suffered from cardiac arrest, the author finds that the court’s reasons for jailing him are questionable and set a dangerous precedent. 
(via So what did the troll actually say? | Victoria Coren | Comment is free | The Observer)

Where soccer meets free speech

A thoughtful—and at times hilarious—article on the importance of free speech in the Fabrice Muamba twitter scandal. Although Liam Stacey acted like a racist goon in cheering as the soccer player suffered from cardiac arrest, the author finds that the court’s reasons for jailing him are questionable and set a dangerous precedent. 

(via So what did the troll actually say? | Victoria Coren | Comment is free | The Observer)