Kick It Out

Kick It Out 'Frustrated' By FA's Slow Response To Anelka Case

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

The Kick It Out organisation has said it is "very frustrated" by the Football Association's slow response to the Nicolas Anelka quenelle case. West...

Watford U-19s Walk Off Over Racism Accusations In Italy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

A Watford youth side was ordered off the pitch by its coach after an incident of racist abuse during an under-19 tournament in Italy. The Watford s...

Kick It Out

Mark Foster | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

When we see the ugly and offensive spectacle of Yaya Toure being targeted for racial abuse in the recent match in Russia, it goes to show that some parts of the world have yet to even get to the starting blocks.

The Man in Black: Changing the Paradigm

Kevin Blundell | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

Football is a team game won by moments of individual genius - where players can turn from hero to villain in one moment of madness, change the future of a club with one kick of a ball and drift into the injured footballers void that surrounds the game. So why, when without the enforcer of these rules who make all competitiveness authentic, does the man in black become a figure of hate?

Football Clubs Aren't Doing Enough to Combat Homophobia

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Sport
Planet Ivy

After talking to clubs you cannot help but feel that they are dragging their heels on the issue by claiming a need for more time or consultation. For clubs such as Man United, the distinct lack of leadership on this issue is worrying. Laces aside, their ability to reach a potential audience of millions could be pivotal, yet they have no dedicated campaign that deals solely with homophobia.

Samuel Luckhurst

Positive Equality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Sport

Liverpool have launched an initiative against discriminatory language, threatening to ban supporters who goad players who "play like a girl". A pic...

FA's Anti Racism Campaigner Resigns After Being Racist

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has accepted the resignation of anti-racism campaigner Paul Elliott from all his positions within the organisation after he m...

Football - It's Not All Racism!

Ryan Houston | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Sport
Ryan Houston

Perhaps the 'beautiful game', isn't so beautiful after all?

Should Ferdinand Shake Cole's Hand?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Sport

Rio Ferdinand has decided to shake hands with Ashley Cole prior to Chelsea and Manchester United's Premier League clash on Sunday, according to report...

'We Suggested This Could Be An Issue'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Sport

Jason Roberts has revealed he and other Premier League footballers had discussed boycotting the Kick It Out T-shirts with the PFA prior to the weekend...

POLL: Ferdinand Planning Breakaway Black Players' Union?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport

Rio Ferdinand is one of a number of professional footballers in support of a breakaway black players' union after the weekend's Kick It Out boycott, a...

T-shirts and Tantrums

Michael Volpe | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Volpe

It has boiled down to this; Rio Ferdinand's right not to wear a t-shirt supersedes that of a man found not guilty in a court of law.

Rio Ferdinand is not Some Recalcitrant Slave who Needs to be 'Dealt With'

John Wight | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Sport
John Wight

Racism is of course not solely a football problem. It's a societal problem of which football is its most public symptom. This is why it is so crucial that when it emerges in the game it is dealt with seriously and without any attempt at equivocation or sympathy towards those guilty of propagating or normalising it.

Been There, Done That, Refused to Wear the T-shirt: How the Kick It Out Furore Reveals a Challenge Facing Campaigners

John Coventry | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Sport
John Coventry

Credibility is fundamental to campaigning organisations. People need to trust you in order to back your campaign and - crucially - tell someone else about it. They want to know you are speaking out and standing up for what you believe in. But you also need to have some access to those in power if you are to get them to listen to you and secure change.

Ferguson Calls Roberts A 'Sheep' Over Kick It Out Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised Reading striker Jason Roberts' confession he will boycott wearing a Kick It Out T-shirt, warning "there shouldn't be ...

Samuel Luckhurst

Could Chelsea's Hypocrisy Undermine Kick It Out's Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport

Chelsea's perceived hypocrisy over their "confidential" disciplinary action against John Terry may threaten to undermine Kick it Out's campaign agains...

FA Urged To 'Take The Lead' Over Racism In Football

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Sport

The Football Association has backed a call by MPs for more work to be done in combating racism in the game and has been urged to "take the lead" over ...

When Does Fan Loyalty Stop and Common Sense Kick In?

Mike John Matthews | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mike John Matthews

Since when has it been acceptable to abuse the victim of a crime in support of one of your own teams players?

Walk On - Liverpool Fan Cleared Over Racist Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

A Liverpool fan who was accused of racially abusing Oldham Athletic player Tom Adeyemi will not be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service. Enhanc...

Sepp Blatter Must Go if FIFA is to Change

Damian Collins | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

FIFA President Sepp Blatter's recent comments that there is no racism in football, and that any evidence to the contrary can be settled and forgotten with a simple handshake, provide further examples of how out to touch he is.