Discrimination In Football

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Recently, English football is being promoted by the U.K. government and the Football Association (FA) has been handed the major role to play in the counter against racism and increase the involvement rates of ethnic minorities in the British civic society (KASSIMERIS, 2008, p. 125). However, for one to use football as a tool for braking down the barriers for racial abuse, racism at the elite level should be tackled first so as to set a better example for the others.
After looking at the racial cases of John Terry and Luis Suarez, one is able to question the Football Association’s (FA) support received from these English clubs and players as it tries to eradicate the problem of racism. However, it seems that it is becoming less
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In recent history, a considerable number of the professional clubs have inadvertently failed to acknowledge the presence of the issue which has in turn created a chain of events for the maligned parties (GARLAND, MALCOLM, & ROWE, 2013, p. 161). One of the chain reactions mentioned above is the discriminated recruitment procedures when the scope falls under the British Asian footballers in the system. Some quotas of the concerned parties argue that there is a clear misconception about the British Asian football community by key stakeholders in the concerned governing bodies. This argument also concludes that this misconception is directly responsible for the continued disparity among the two communities. Changes to football grounds are also important in encouraging more Blacks and Asians to attend football …show more content…
The construction of those Links must primarily involve local schools as well as smaller clubs at the grass root. Eventually, these links will develop thus leading to ‘Asian’ and African leagues or tournaments being acknowledged recruiters. The most appropriate means of establishing dialogue would be through having a meeting between the academy personnel and the prominent figures as far as it concerns the local Asians in football. Through this meeting, those individuals would be in a better position to advise the clubs on how best to engage the ethnic minority communities whilst providing relevant contacts within the locals. This serves only to underpin the importance of the academies in overcoming the exclusion of the ethnic minorities (FARRINGTON, 2012, p.

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