10 Facts about Racism in Football

Post On: November 3, 2016
In: Sport

Facts about Racism in Football are defined based on the discrimination received by the fans, officials and players based on their ethnicity and skin colors. During football matches, some players are targeted by the fans of the opposing teams. The racist incidents can be found around the world even though the centers are located in Russia and European Union. Let us check other facts about racism in football below:

Facts about Racism in Football 1: the new measures

The new measures were announced by FIFA to deal with racism in football in May 2013. It was considered as the reaction due to the racist incidents, which took place in football matches.

mong kok stadium

mong kok stadium

Facts about Racism in Football 2:  a friendly match between Hong Kong and the Philippine

On 4 June 2013, there was a friendly match between Hong Kong and the Philippine national team at Mong kok Stadium. The Philippine national team got the racial attacks from Hong Kong fans.

Facts about Racism in Football 3: the form of racist attacks

When the Philippine national anthem was sung, the Hong Kong fans booed. They also threw bottles and called the team slaves.

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philippines national football team

philippines national football team

Facts about Racism in Football 4: investigation

An investigation would be conducted by Hong Kong Football Association before they sent the official report to FIFA.

Facts about Racism in Football 5: Henri Belle

Henri Belle was offended with racist taunts by some supporters. In 2011, the player was signed by Istra 1961 and moved to Croatia.

Facts about Racism in Football 6: an anti-racism initiative in France

The Ligue 1 promoted the anti-racism initiative in January 2005 by making the players of Paris Saint-Germain wearing the white jerseys. On the other hand, the all black jersey was worn by the Lens players, the opposing team.

Facts about Racism in Football 7: Milan Baroš

Milan Baroš was involved in a racist scandal on April 18th, 2007. He was found guilty due to his gesture, which implied the smell of Rennes’ Stéphane Mbia. However, he was not found guilty for racism.

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paris saint germain fc

paris saint germain fc

Facts about Racism in Football 8: Frédéric Mendy

Frédéric Mendy was a Bastia player who stated that he had racist attack from Grenoble fans in March 2008.

Facts about Racism in Football 9: Urawa Red Diamonds

Racism in football is seen in Japan too. The fans of Urawa Red Diamonds were banned to enter the stadium in March 2014 for they displayed racist banner in the preceded matches.

Facts about Racism in Football 10: Oguchi Onyewu

The racist fans shouted and punched Oguchi Onyewu when he played in Standard Liege.

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