Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The blame game

Like the vast majority of football fans, whether affiliated to Chelsea or not, I was appalled by the Paris Metro incident - incensed by the actions of a handful of morons that would, no doubt, heap further shame on the game. However, with the dust having settled somewhat, it's worth reflecting on the fact that racism is not a problem specific to football at all - on the contrary, it remains endemic in contemporary society. The likes of Kick It Out will be fighting a losing battle to eradicate racist abuse from the game as long as there appears to be little obvious appetite for robustly tackling it in any other sphere of life.

(Thanks to Rob at The Two Unfortunates for the link.)

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