Premier League Clubs Issue Statement On Racism

Newcastle United have put on their web-site a short statement about racism.

It followed a meeting of all 20 Premier League Clubs, and after the meeting, presumably attended by Derek LLambias representing Newcastle, the league issued the following statement on Thursday:

“The English game has been at the forefront of tackling racist behaviour and other forms of discrimination.”  “Everybody in the game in England understands any form of racism is totally unacceptable.”

“There are still issues, as there are in society, so with our partners, Kick It Out, the PFA and The FA, we must remain committed and vigilant to maintaining the standards we have set and confronting any incidents that occur.”

“There is no place for discrimination in football and we will continue to strive to eliminate it.”

There have been some alleged racist behavior by some players recently, including England captain John Terry against QPR’s Anton Ferdinand,  and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez against French star Patrice Evra.

Those incidents are still being investigated, but if either player is found guilty of the offenses, we hope they will get suspensions fitting the crime.

There is just no place for racism in today’s football world, or in society in general – and we fully support the efforts to wipe it completely out of the game.

6 comments so far

  • AsprillaCartWheels

    Nov 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s not about the game but it’s the nation’s culture or idiosyncrasies, racism are brought into the pitches and certainly not cultivated on the pitch. We could be driving flying cars in the near future but there would still be “racism” because we are different! Try accepting that!

  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 18, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    its always the white man being racist never the black man ! it has to be fair racism has no place in football but dont always sterotype white people as racists

  • Constanstine

    Nov 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    There’s racism because there’s white trash.

  • LewSpi

    Nov 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Couldn’t agree more Demba_Ba. I hate racism, but I also hate hypocrisy.

  • alexandertempest

    Nov 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    @Demba_Ba I have to say mind, Luis Suarez isn’t exactly white!

  • Graeme

    Nov 19, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Demba, you are so wrong mate, racism works both ways. I live and work in Nigeria – racism is alive and well.


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