Racism in Football

Racism in Football

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The atmosphere experienced by those attending football matches has changed hugely since the 1970s and 80s when racial and other forms of abuse were common. Match attendance has become much more of a family-friendly activity and clubs continue to introduce measures to try to improve the standards of behaviour at matches. However, there remain significant problems ranging from homophobic abuse to what is often described as qladdish behaviourq on the terraces. Transparent and consistent methods for reporting criminal behaviour including racism are still lacking, in particular at grass roots level. The Committee recommends: it should be a priority for the FA to develop procedures for stewards to follow and regular training opportunities to ensure that all relevant staff at club grounds are capable of reacting swiftly and consistently to incidents of abuse; the efforts being made at league and club level to ensure successful prosecutions in cases of racial abuse are extremely welcome; however, it is important that similar efforts are applied to the grassroots game; all appointments should be based on merit alone irrespective of the candidates' race; candidates from ethnic minorities to train as coaches and referees, to ensure that clubs and boards can select from a more diverse pool of recruits(Paragraph 12) 2. The Football Association ought to grasp the opportunity afforded by social media to speak out against incidents of abuse and discrimination within football. ... and sets a strong example for others to follow. ... are covered in the remainder of this report, and achieving these quickly will require the strong leadership of footballa#39;s governing body. ... This body should work closely with the Football Association which should 10. ll. l2. l3. introduce a system of periodic, strategic.


Title:Racism in Football
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2012-09-19
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