The And The Football Association Essay
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 accepted amongst society and the media in England and perhaps the poor example set by Liverpool football club will be used as a what-not-to-do guide for clubs and managers in the future.
Football Association should fund and facilitate a biennial workshop that will be entitled to bring together all the relevant academy personnel and the key figures within Football in a Community program of all professional clubs (FARRINGTON, 2012, p. 139). On the other hand, the British Asians and black British should also be invited to attend such a platform, since it provides more space that enable them to network among the different ethnic groups and share their experiences in football. This event would also emphasize, for example, the stereotypes,…