Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Carlisles united as Clarke delves deep into racism in the game

Can you feel it? We’re in that disorientating period in the football calendar when everything’s not quite right. There’s no football on the TV; other sports like cricket and bloody cycling are beginning to barge their way onto the back pages, and most distressing of all your squads on Fifa are all...


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: No handshake for Evra and no love lost between the partisan pundits at Sky

Think about this for a second. How many times do you think you have seen Luis Suarez’s hand this weekend? Ten times? Twenty? A hundred? I’m sure I’ve seen his wandering hand more than I’ve seen my own two in the past 48 hours, such has been the swirling media-frenzy since he refused to settle his di...


Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A prosperous week for Liverpool in the cups but off the field is a different story

The days leading up to the weekend’s FA Cup Fourth Round ties were not particularly pleasant for many football fans, a week in which the unseemly and murky face of football was glaringly apparent. Many column inches were devoted to the tax-evasion trial of Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, as well as th...


Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A bad week for JT just gets worse and worse as the news hacks attack!

It’s been a bad old week for Chelsea and England captain John Terry hasn’t it? The on-going racism row between Terry and his accuser Anton Ferdinand has been front and back page news since the incident occurred a week ago and the story shows no signs of halting. Like most I have seen the footage...


Sunday, 19 March 2006

2919: FIFA: Racism Penalties for Clu

by : Bill Urban FIFA: Racism Penalties for Clubs... Only? FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that clubs whose supporters engage in racist chanting at matches will be punished. In typical draconian and misguided fashion, the penalties to be imposed vary from match suspension, although it’s uncl...


Sunday, 06 March 2005

1729: Racism: Time to Stand Up, Spea

by : Chris Nee Stand up. Speak up. It's a snappy slogan for a worthy cause. Thierry Henry and Nike, whatever Gary Neville believes to be their motivation, have set up a campaign against racism in football. The colour scheme of black and white halves is reflected not only in the campaign's signature...


Sunday, 19 December 2004

1414: Racism: It’s time for Ron Atki

by : James Prentice Ron Atkinson has over the years become synonymous with numerous unforgettable gaffes. There are entire sections of books and web sites devoted to real pearlers that Big Ron has delivered to a cringing interviewer, but back in April he was vilified in the media after he referred ...


Monday, 22 November 2004

1293: Racism: We are hypocrites if w

by : Alex Kay Racism is intolerable. What happened in Madrid on Wednesday night was disgusting. Maybe Graham Taylor was right. Maybe Sven should have dragged the players off the pitch. Maybe Spanish supporters should be banned from internationals for the foreseeable future. Britain was totally appa...


Sunday, 21 November 2004

1287: Racism: Kick Spanish clubs out

by : Colin Illingworth Football’s anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out, is calling on UEFA and FIFA to take far-reaching action against the Spanish Football Association to ensure that Wednesday night’s racial abuse that shocked football fans in this country is effectively dealt with in Spanish footbal...


Wednesday, 20 October 2004

1163: Racism: Have your say with Joh

by : Colin Illingworth As part of the Kick It Out campaign the plush SWAY bar and restaurant in Central London is holding a unique gathering of celebrities, fans and professional footballers, this Thursday (21st October) at 7.30pm, to look at the issues relating to the involvement of black and Asia...


Monday, 11 October 2004

1133: Racism: Aragones should be a-g

by : Colin Illingworth Pressure is building on Spanish coach Luis Aragones to quit following his racist remarks aimed at Arsenal’s Thierry Henry. The 70 year old coach was caught on Spanish television screaming at Henry’s strike partner Jose Antonio Reyes calling Henry a ‘black piece of ****’. Th...


Tuesday, 06 May 2003

267 Racism: Zero tolerance for rac

Can racism ever be stamped out by half measures? The FA can consider themselves lucky that UEFA decided to merely fine them (although a record one of nearly £70,000) for the events at the recent international against Turkey rather than close the Riverside for England’s next home qualifier as, if c...



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