A 21-year-old man has been charged with racially abusing ex-footballer Stan Collymore on Twitter. Police said Joshua Cryer, of Jesmond, Newcastle, was charged with “a Section Five racial public order offence and a Section Five public order offence”. Collymore had contacted Staffordshire Police who passed on the complaint to Northumbria [...]
John Terry will fight “tooth and nail” to clear his name after the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed its intention to prosecute the England captain over an alleged racist slur made towards the Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. The Chelsea centre-half, who denies any wrongdoing, will appear before West London magistrates’ court on [...]
Lord Herman Ouseley, the most influential and respected anti-racist campaigner in English football, is deliberating whether to quit the FA Council depending on the outcome of the investigation into England captain John Terry’s alleged abuse of Anton Ferdinand.
As the World Cup kicks off, many football fans from the UK’s celtic nations say they will support ABE – Anyone But England. Why does this inflame so much passion on both sides? When Fabio Capello’s men run out to begin their World Cup campaign in Rustenburg, their shirts gleaming [...]
Born in Sicily to Ghanaian parents, Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli personifies a refusal to accept a multi-ethnic society. “A negro cannot be Italian” is the chant that explains the vitriol. The target of the abuse is 19-year-old Mario Balotelli, a footballer with Italian champions Inter Milan and a rising star [...]
As the French nation prepared for the crucial World Cup qualifying match against Ireland on Wednesday evening, the streets of Paris were already in carnival mood long before the kick-off in the Stade de France. From 8.30pm onwards, throughout the city football fans waved flags, blocked traffic, hooted horns and [...]
SCHOOLCHILDREN from across Plymouth visited the home of Plymouth Argyle for an event aimed at preventing racism and Islamophobia. Football stars Chris Barker and Bradley Wright-Phillips sat on a panel that took questions from about 300 children, mostly from Years 6 and 7. Defender Chris Barker said: “At the moment [...]