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