Racism in football

Sulley Muntari to serve one-match ban after reporting racist abuse
Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari will serve a one-match ban as Italian authorities decide against rescinding the yellow cards he received after reporting racist abuse.
May 2, 19:14
Sulley Muntari walks off pitch after alleged racist abuse
Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari walks off the pitch in protest after being booked for reporting alleged racist abuse during his side's defeat to Cagliari.
Apr 30, 21:44
Chris Hughton critical of "shocking" diversity imbalance
Chris Hughton believes that legislation needs to be implemented to rectify the current "shocking" imbalance when it comes to diversity in football.
Apr 28, 20:38
Romain Saiss: 'Football Association did their job with Jonjo Shelvey'
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Romain Saiss says that the Football Association "did their job" in disciplining Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey for racist language.
Mar 28, 13:49
Carlos Kameni: 'Racism still a problem in Spain'
Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni says that racism is still a problem in the top flight of Spanish football.
Mar 23, 21:03
Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall to aid FA investigation into alleged racist chanting
Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall confirm that they will assist the FA in an investigation into allegations of racist chanting during Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final.
Mar 13, 14:19
Bastia punished over Mario Balotelli 'racist abuse'
Ligue 1 side Bastia are punished after their fans are found to have racially abused Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
Feb 24, 16:48
Paul Lambert keen to avoid Jonjo Shelvey drama
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert urges his players to "focus" ahead of their encounter with Jonjo Shelvey's Newcastle United.
Feb 10, 16:47
Mario Balotelli racial abuser gets stadium ban
A Bastia supporter receives a stadium ban after admitting to hurling racial abuse at Mario Balotelli.
Jan 25, 20:24
Chelsea fans convicted of racist violence in Paris ahead of European match
Four Chelsea fans are handed one-year sentences by a French court and ordered to pay €10,000 each to Souleymane Sylla, who was racially abused on the Paris Metro in 2015.
Jan 3, 18:36
Rafael Benitez backs Jonjo Shelvey in racism row
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez voices his backing for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey amid his race row with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Romain Saiss.
Dec 24, 00:22
Jonjo Shelvey will not contest five-game ban for racial abuse
Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey will not contest a five-game ban given after being found guilty of using racially abusive language against Wolves player Romain Saiss.
Dec 22, 20:50
Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey charged by FA for using 'racist' language
Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is charged with misconduct after allegedly directing racist language towards a Wolverhampton Wanderers player in September.
Nov 8, 17:48
Yaya Toure "disappointed" by closure of FIFA's anti-racism task force
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure criticises FIFA for the decision to disband its anti-racism and discrimination task force.
Sep 27, 13:48
FIFA scraps anti-racism taskforce
FIFA receives criticism for scrapping its anti-racism taskforce three years after its introduction.
Sep 26, 18:57
Jamie Vardy: 'It's horrible being called racist'
Jamie Vardy admits that he regrets his choice of language during an incident in a casino last year.
Sep 26, 15:36
Burnley confirm "racial incident" at friendly
Burnley confirm allegations of a "racial incident" during the club's pre-season friendly at Bradford City on Saturday.
Jul 24, 12:26
Burnley striker Andre Gray accuses own fans of racism
Burnley ace Andre Gray claims that two supporters are still "living in the stone ages" after allegedly racially abusing him at Valley Parade.
Jul 24, 11:31
Arsenal fans arrested over 'steward attack'
Three Arsenal fans are arrested for attacking a steward during the Gunners' draw with Crystal Palace.
Apr 18, 14:55
Lazio handed two-match partial stadium ban for racist chanting
Lazio are hit with a two-match partial stadium ban after their Serie A clash with Napoli had to be stopped due to racist chanting.
Feb 4, 20:13
Teenager arrested for alleged racist abuse during Carlisle, Everton FA Cup tie
A 15-year-old male is arrested on suspicion of racist behaviour during the FA Cup tie between Carlisle United and Everton.
Feb 3, 13:18
FA to investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Arouna Kone
The Football Association confirm that they will be investigating allegations of racist abuse aimed at Arouna Kone during the FA Cup clash between Carlisle and Everton.
Jan 31, 20:44
Keith Curle: 'Racism is not accepted at Carlisle United'
Carlisle manager Keith Curle insists that the club will do everything in their power to identify those responsible for alleged racist abuse towards Everton players.
Jan 31, 20:14
Roberto Martinez: 'Arouna Kone, Steven Pienaar hurt by racist abuse'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits that Arouna Kone and Steven Pienaar were "hurt" by the alleged racial abuse they received during their FA Cup clash with Carlisle.
Jan 31, 19:26
Police investigate 'racist' abuse aimed at Arouna Kone
North Cumbria Police confirm that they are investigating an allegation of racist abuse aimed at Everton striker Arouna Kone during the Toffees' FA Cup win over Carlisle United.
Jan 31, 17:28
Brighton & Hove Albion player racially abused by Derby County fan?
Derby County confirm that they will contact police after Brighton & Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson claims that he was racially abused by a Rams fan.
Dec 13, 14:43
Paul Gascoigne investigated for 'racist' joke
Paul Gascoigne is reportedly under investigation for "a hate crime" after alleged comments to a security guard during a show in Wolverhampton.
Dec 13, 14:29
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: 'Racism in football has never held me back'
QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink offers a personal insight into his own personal experiences of racism in football, claiming that it has never held him back.
Dec 10, 10:30
Fan given three-year football ban for racially abusing Reading's Garath McCleary
A 36-year-old man is banned from football stadiums for three years after racially abusing Garath McCleary in Reading's FA Cup quarter-final clash against Bradford City.
Dec 4, 23:02
Man City's Raheem Sterling suffers racist abuse after posting family snap online
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling suffers racist abuse after posting a picture with his daughter and niece online.
Nov 4, 10:39
UEFA charges Dynamo Kiev with racist behaviour in Chelsea tie
Dynamo Kiev are charged with racist behaviour and crowd disturbances following problems at Tuesday's Champions League tie at home to Chelsea.
Oct 22, 12:15
Alexei Smertin: 'Racism does not exist in Russia'
Former Russia captain Alexei Smertin dismisses claims that racism is present in Russian football, describing the handing of bananas to black players as "just for fun".
Sep 18, 18:38
Steven Gerrard considers legal action against El Hadji Diouf's racism claims?
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly considering taking legal action after ex-teammate El Hadji Diouf accused him of racism.
Sep 16, 10:28
Police investigate racist chanting aimed at Reading winger Nick Blackman
Police and the FA are starting an investigation into possible racist chanting aimed at Nick Blackman during Tuesday's League Cup clash between Portsmouth and Reading.
Aug 28, 09:28
Jamie Vardy hit with "substantial fine" by Leicester City
Leicester City hit Jamie Vardy with a "substantial fine" following allegations of racism.
Aug 13, 18:04
Leicester City to launch investigation into Jamie Vardy racism claims
Leicester City say they will hold an investigation into claims that forward Jamie Vardy racially abused a man in a casino, after the Englishman issued an apology.
Aug 9, 16:16
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally to challenge FA penalties over race row
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally confirms that he will fight against the £75,000 fine by the FA in relation to the unlawful sacking of Mark McCammon in 2011.
Jul 31, 13:16
Chelsea issue life bans to five fans
Chelsea issue life bans to five fans involved in February's Paris Metro incident.
Jul 22, 17:36
Emmanuel Frimpong given two-match ban for response to racist abuse
Emmanuel Frimpong is given a two-match suspension for raising his middle finger at Spartak Moscow fans who allegedly racially abused him.
Jul 22, 15:56
Chelsea fans given lengthy football banning orders for Paris Metro incident
Four Chelsea fans are issued with lengthy football banning orders for their roles in racially abusing and shoving a man off the Paris Metro back in February.
Jul 22, 11:06

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