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1 Lesson Four: Racism and Sport Cultural Diversity In & Through Sport

2 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

3 By the end of the session you should be able to: Describe the term racism Identify how racism is manifested using sporting examples Examine own attitudes towards racism Explain the consequences of prejudice and discrimination Identify ways in which attitudes can be challenged Learning Outcomes

4 Group work: Work in groups and identify various stereotypes that exist of different ethnicities Try to think of both positive and negative stereotypes Task: Warm Up

5 Racism is the belief that people are inferior because they are of a different ethnicity or cultural background Quite often racism is prejudice backed up by power, this is called Institutional Racism Definition of Racism In the USA white and non-white citizens were legally segregated until 1964.

6 Black and minority football players have experienced racism from fans in England: Many black players who played in Britain, particularly during the 1970's and 1980's faced racial abuse from the crowds This abuse was in many forms, and included monkey chanting and throwing bananas onto the pitch. Even though, as Rio Ferdinand acknowledges, this is less frequent during today's matches, it does still happen, particularly in Europe. Racism in Football

7 Racism in European Football ESPN report on racism in European football: Click

8 Prejudice and racism in any part of life is not acceptable, and football should be no different. Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid manager You have to look beyond race because as a human being you have to experience the person from the inside first. Henrik Larsson, Retired Swedish footballer and current manager Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn't matter which colour does the hating. It's just plain wrong. Muhammad Ali, former professional boxer Comments of Racism

9 Kick Racism Out of Football A campaign video from Kick Racism Our of Football (1996). After watching, discuss the message of the video? Click

10 Show Racism the Red Card A campaign video from Kick Racism Our of Football (2008). After watching, discuss the message of the video? Click

11 In groups, discuss the following questions: How do you think the authorities should deal with the racist fans? Have you ever experienced or seen racism in school or on the pitch? If so, how did you feel? If not, how would you feel? What policies does your club/school have to combat racism? Task: Racism Discussion

12 A collection of articles covering recent cases of racism in sport: Abiola Wabara – a black basketball player in Italy was racially abused and spat on by fans. Click Suarez and Evra – after Suarez was suspended for eight matches for racial abuse, he refused to shake hands with Evera. Click John Terry – an English footballer was cleared of racial abuse claimed by fellow footballer, Anton Ferdinand. Click Sepp Blatter – the president of FIFA denies there is racism on the pitch. Click here. here Case Studies

13 Porto fined 16,700 by UEFA - April 2012 The club was fined for their fans racial abuse of Manchester Citys Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure. Both players were subjected to monkey taunts during a game at the Estadio do Dragao, Portugal For an article covering the issue, click Racism: Challenging Bahaviour

14 Man Charged for Racist Gesture - April 2012 A man was charged with making racist gestures during an FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in January. He was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. For an article covering the issue, click Racism: Challenging Bahaviour

15 Police Investigate James Perch Twitter Abuse - April 2012 Newcastle United defender James Perch has allegedly become the latest footballer to be racially abused online. The comment was posted after Newcastles 2-0 victory over Liverpool For an article covering the issue, click Racism: Challenging Bahaviour

16 Racism and the Law In the UK, the Race Relations Act (1976) protects individuals from being discriminated against on the grounds of ethnicity, nationality, religious beliefs or ethnicity. This Act does not distinguish between whether racist practices were done on purpose or not, it is concerned only with the fact that racial discrimination occurred. This Act covers discrimination faced in employment, education as well as in sporting arenas

17 We can combat racism in life and in sport by: Having a greater awareness among fans and players Including more ethnic minority players in sports Taking a stronger stance taken by authorities, Governing Bodies etc. Implementing the EUs White Paper on Sport Carrying out national campaigns such as Show Racism the Red Card Carrying out national & international campaigns against racism in sport Including equality clauses in athletes contracts Combating Racism

18 Thought for the Day A controversial advertisement from the UN: Click

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