Racism shock

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

RACISM in foot­ball is back with a vengeance – not that it ever re­ally went away.

Abuse from the stands, vit­ri­olic chants and ob­jects thrown on to the pitch have all been re­ported in re­cent days.

The Eng­land foot­ball team’s last two matches have been marred by racist abuse.

To­day Alex Wil­liams, English foot­ball’s first black goal­keeper, tells us about his or­deal.

We also re­veal how the chil­dren of Djib­ril Cisse, aged 11 and 13, have been the vic­tims of racist at­tacks on so­cial me­dia. That’s be­yond com­pre­hen­sion – un­for­giv­able.

It’s not just the FA that has to sort things out – po­lice and other agen­cies need to act at once. And it needs the col­lec­tive will of ev­ery one of us to stamp it out.

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