Monday, 9 July 2012
Racism in Football - an ongoing series
When, and I paraphrase and apologise to the faint-hearted, Roy Keane told his Irish Manager, Barnsley-accented Mick McCarthy:
Does 'black' carry a more than descriptive import or is it racist, a form of 'hate speech'. Obviously this will be a matter for the Court but according to the BBC Anton Ferdinand said he was initially reluctant to talk to the police because it was a sporting issue, 'This is a footballing issue that happened on the football pitch where we work'.
So racism is bad but football is another country.