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Sterling Pens Heartwarming Letter To Boy Who Was Racially Abused


Manchester City star Raheem Sterling sent a letter to a 13-year-old goalkeeper after hearing he had been racially abused advising him to “stand tall and be proud of who you are”. Sterling himself was the subject of alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans in a Premier League match in December. He wrote the letter on club headed paper when informed …

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Sterling Blames Media For “Fuelling Racism” Following Alleged Abuse

Raheem Sterling took to Instagram to address the alleged racial abuse he was subjected to during yesterday’s defeat to Chelsea, with the Man City winger accusing newspapers of “fuelling racism”. Both Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the footage of the alleged incident after it was circulated online. The footage in question shows a number of Chelsea fans hurling …

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Banana-Throwing Spurs Fan Will Not Face Racism Charge

The Tottenham Hotspur fan who threw a banana skin onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a penalty in front of Tottenham fans will not be charged with a racism offence. Averof Panteli — a 57-year-old grandfather — will face a charge of throwing a missile after police judged it not to be …

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Cyrus Christie To Lodge Official Complaint To Gardaí Over Racist Tweets

Cyrus Christie

In the aftermath of Ireland’s defeat to Denmark last week, ugly news emerged that Cyrus Christie received racist abuse online. The Irish fullback has been a key player throughout the campaign, when called upon to deputise for the injured Seamus Coleman. However, he received abuse online following the Denmark loss, and released a statement online blasting the individuals in question. “There …

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Opinion: The UFC Is Struggling To Protect The Integrity Of Both Its Sport And Its Brand

The UFC, like many mainstream sports, is fighting for the integrity of their brand at the moment. However, the way in which they dealt with Alex Nicholson’s ‘insensitive’ language indicates that they may well lose that battle in the long term. While cornering team-mate Mike Perry against South Korea’s Hyun Gyu Lim, Nicholson made a racist remark about Lim’s eyes. The …

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Opinion: Leicester City Striker Vardy Doesn’t Deserve His Hero Worship

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Utter the words “Jamie Vardy” to any football fan and the responses are predictable. The Leicester City striker’s profile as a footballer and success story has proliferated exponentially this season. A series of memes appear perpetually after each Leicester City win or Vardy goal. One such meme chronicles the 29-year-old’s rise to the Premier League. “Jamie Vardy was released by Sheffield …

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Joe Marler’s Words Are Not Banter. They Are Racist.

Daire O’Driscoll discusses the reaction to Joe Marler’s “gypsy boy” comment during England’s 6 Nations clash with Wales. Rugby fans and World Rugby like to portray their sport as a bastion of sportsmanship and higher moral conduct. World Rugby’s memo urging referees to clamp down on “football culture” and referee Nigel Owens’ perpetual reminder to players that they are not on a soccer field highlight …

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Rugby Player Asks Coach Can He Leave The Field Due To Racial Abuse

Christchurch winger Sake Aca asked to be subbed off the field during the Division 1 Hawkins trophy club rugby final after being subjected to racial abuse according to nzherald.co.nz Aca, a former Police officer in his native Fiji, claimed  he was racially abused so badly from supporters, who he believed were cheering for Lincoln University, that he had asked his coach if he …

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