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On our topfan.co.uk research platform at Staffordshire University we've just started another research project looking at the perspectives of fans on the recent scandals involving racism in football. The questionnaire has just gone live at RACISM AND FOOTBALL IN THE 21st CENTURY and as you know is very current with incidents both on and off the pitch. Are the players to blame for the recent upsurge or has it never really been eradicated from the British game? You might think football has no problem. Have your say in our two-minute survey.

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On our topfan.co.uk research platform at Staffordshire University we've just started another research project looking at the perspectives of fans on the recent scandals involving racism in football. The questionnaire has just gone live at RACISM AND FOOTBALL IN THE 21st CENTURY and as you know is very current with incidents both on and off the pitch. Are the players to blame for the recent upsurge or has it never really been eradicated from the British game? You might think football has no problem. Have your say in our two-minute survey.

 

Racism, oppression, and hatred exist everywhere, not just football

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The premier league is probably better than most other leagues in terms of lack of racism.

 

However from Championship downwards some fans are very openly racist without being questioned.

 

In terms of players it has always been there but it is had too readily accepted.

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On our topfan.co.uk research platform at Staffordshire University we've just started another research project looking at the perspectives of fans on the recent scandals involving racism in football. The questionnaire has just gone live at RACISM AND FOOTBALL IN THE 21st CENTURY and as you know is very current with incidents both on and off the pitch. Are the players to blame for the recent upsurge or has it never really been eradicated from the British game? You might think football has no problem. Have your say in our two-minute survey.

 

I read the survey and am interested why any academic would do this.

 

As SL pointed out there is hatred and bigotry throughout society and none of the questions has anything to do with racism. They are all about the former.

 

A bunch of ultras throwing a banana is not racism. John Terry saying any word he wants is not racism - it is hatred. Neither are institutional systems that are preventing equal rights in any way - just examples of bigots and or supremecists.

In fact, Atletico Bilbao is a better example of racism.

 

Is this survey funded throught the University?

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Whats this guy on ?

 

 

Granit Xhaka accused of racial abuse, Arsenal midfielder interviewed by police, could face further ban
Posted by Andy Morris  January 24, 2017
 
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Granit Xhaka is already facing a four-game ban in England after picking up his second red card of the season – his ninth in three years – in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.

And the Switzerland international could be hit with a further suspension, or worse, depending on how the police and the FA decide to deal with allegations that he racially abused a female member of staff at Heathrow airport on Monday night.

As reported by The Telegraph, a witness claimed that the 24-year-old midfielder called the worker a “f***ing white b****” in German after his friend, Leonard Lekaj, was refused entry to a flight after arriving late for boarding.

Lekaj is a footballer in Germany’s sixth division.

 

 

According to Sky Sports, Xhaka disputes what he is alleged to have said and also claims that he did not speak directly to the member of staff in question.

A Metropolitan Police statement, quoted by Sky, read: “Police were called at 19:29hrs on Monday, 23 January following an allegation that a member of staff had been racially abused at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Five.

“The allegation was made by a third party. Officers attended and spoke with a man in his 20s.

“He was not arrested. He voluntarily attended a west London police station where he was interviewed under caution. Enquires continue.”

Arsenal have made no statement about the incident on their official website or on any of their social channels.

Sky asked for the club comment, but Arsenal declined, saying that it is a private and police matter.

 

 

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I'd question that the complaint came from a third party, and that the alleged insult was a) Aimee at a person of the race skin colour, and b) in a foreign language.

 

I guess details will add more to that, such as if the third party was another flight attendant, if they were German so there's no translation issues, and if there is commonly used German terms which mean fucking white bitch,

 

But, if he did it and it all stands up, he's an arsehole and deserves the same punishment as anyone else being such an arsehole would warrant.

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I don't get it. If a white man calls a white woman a white bitch, that's racial abuse now?

Shut up you white Caucasian motherfucker

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Setreal, Pistonbroke and any other German speakers on the forum?

 

How's it been reported there? Give us a list of translated words that rhyme with 'white' in German. Let's see if he's gonna use any of them as an excuse/explanation.

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Racism is only an issue because of that reaction it causes. Idiots will use anything to rile an opponent, because the issue of race is so taboo and controversial they will continue to use it. If nobody gave a bollix about it they would stop doing it.

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White - Reich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too soon?

You're going straight to heil.

 

Seriously though, a white (or any race, for that matter) woman working at Heathrow must have been genuinely exposed to actual racially aggravated language at some point or at least heard stories from people she works with. Are people that thin skinned now to take being called white by a white man as an insult. Either she's a Spurs fan or she needs pulling aside and told the definition of Racism.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41317495

 

Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku chant is 'racist' - Kick It Out

 

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku.

 

It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory".

 

"Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.

 

Manchester United say they will liaise with Kick it Out on the matter.

The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.

A United blog has already asked the club's fans to refrain from the song.

"It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancunia.

 

Lukaku joined United for an initial £75m from Everton during the summer in a deal that could rise to £90m.

 

Kick It Out said it was "aware of footage of alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday 13 September", Lukaku having scored in the game against Basel in the Champions League the previous evening.

 

"We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with them and the Football Association to ensure that it is addressed swiftly," said a Kick It Out spokesperson.

 

"If we receive any reports relating to the discriminatory chant, those will be passed on to the governing body and the perpetrators can expect to face punishment."

 

'It is a chant that is racist'

 

Clifford Stott, a professor of social psychology at Keele University, is an expert on crowd behaviour.

 

"Football fans have always chanted in a way that is sometimes on the edge," he told BBC Radio 5 live. "This is another example of it. I suspect that it will rapidly die away.

 

"I think a lot of fans who sang it had no racist intent and don't see it as racist - they see it as funny.

 

"It is a chant that is racist and Manchester United fans need to face up to that fact.

 

"It does perpetuate a racist stereotype and I don't think it's a chant that is going to survive for any great length of time because people are realising that fact."

 

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manchester united fans dont do racism. They constantly told us they were better than this during the Suarez episode. Im utterly, utterly shocked at the notion.

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