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Premier League welcome Sterling’s offer to tackle racism

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League has welcomed Raheem Sterling’s offer to help in the fight against racism after the Manchester City star called on the sport’s authorities to do more to tackle the problem. Sterling told the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York …

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European football wrestles with racism

  Paris, France | AFP | The interruption of the Dijon-Amiens Ligue 1 match on Friday after visiting captain Prince Gouano was the target of monkey chants adds to a string of recent racist incidents across Europe. It comes after rising Italy star Moise Kean was targeted by racist abuse …

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African great Toure blasts football chiefs over racism

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure says football authorities should be more proactive when it comes to racism. The 35-year-old former Ivory Coast great — who also starred for Barcelona and Manchester City — said football’s governing bodies only reacted once incidents had already occurred, as in …

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Maradona shows support for racism victim Koulibaly

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona has given his backing to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese international was subjected to racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters last week. Argentina great Maradona, who won the Serie A title with Napoli in 1987 and 1990, posted a picture …

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Israeli premier’s son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a “dictatorship”. In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page after deadly Palestinian attacks, Yair Netanyahu had …

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Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea have promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling. Minutes into Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest’s Groupama Arena, …

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Raheem Sterling accuses newspapers of fuelling racism

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to “fuel racism” with the way they portray young black footballers after he suffered alleged abuse during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea. Chelsea and the police are investigating the incident at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, which …

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