Stephanie Van Hook This country is famous for one of the most organized and inspiring nonviolent movements in modern history. It unfolded sixty years ago in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Europe and focused on the racism that was an unresolved legacy of the Civil War.
Racism and football fans Introduction Racism is a problem for football across Europe and is an important factor in the problem of football hooliganism itself. The actual extent of racism is virtually impossible to measure as detailed statistics in this context are almost non-existent.
Nevertheless, acts of football disorder, especially on the international scene, have frequently been referred to as 'racist', or perpetrated by racist groups, and some clubs are now viewed as having an inherently racist support.
In this section the various forms of racism will be considered, with emphasis on the role of extreme right-wing groups, as these have frequently been reported to be involved in football-related violence. The various campaigns and schemes designed to combat racism will also be considered. The first professional black player in Britain is believed to have been Arthur Wharton, who signed for Darlington FC in Nowadays, a black player is by no means unusual.
It is argued that this is due to a prevalence of racism amongst traditional soccer fans. Their techniques and levels of success will be discussed later, but let us start by examining the actual types of racism that exist in football stadiums. Forms of Racism Racist chanting in the s and s often took the form of members of the crowd making monkey noises at black players on the pitch.
Other abuse has been more specific.
For example, after the Deptford fire in when 13 black youths were burnt to death, a chant that could be heard at Millwall was: Tottenham Hotspur supporters have often been the target for this: As a result an individual shouting racist abuse on his own can only be charged under the Public Order Act for using "obscene and foul language at football grounds".
This loophole has allowed several offenders to escape conviction for racism at football matches. The level of influence that far-right groups have amongst football fans is a highly debatable issue but over the years they have been present in many football grounds across Britain. Garland and Rowe 1 suggest that far-right groups have targeted football fans since at least the s, when the British Union of Fascists tried to attract the young working class male supporters into their brigade of uniformed 'stewards'.
It was the s, however, that saw far-right groups rise to prominence as the problem of football hooliganism grew in the national conscience.
The National Front NF was the most active group in the s, giving regular coverage in its magazine Bulldog to football and encouraging hooligan groups to compete for the title of 'most racist ground in Britain'.
Copies of Bulldog were openly sold at many clubs and, at West Ham, club memorabilia was sold doctored with NF slogans. After the Heysel stadium tragedy when a wall collapsed killing 39 people fleeing from Liverpool fans, British National Party leaflets were found on the terraces.
It seems that in the s, however, the problem is waning. It is now uncommon to see the open selling of far-right literature or memorabilia at football matches and an incident such as the John Barnes one would be unlikely to happen now. But this does not mean to say that the problem has gone away, especially amongst the support for the English national side.
During the s, far-right groups were often in attendance at England's matches abroad. Williams and his colleagues 2 identified a presence of NF members in the English support, especially amongst the Chelsea contingent, at the World Cup in Spain.
As recently asfar-right groups have been involved in disturbances abroad, namely at the England vs.Racism is a problem for football across Europe and is an important factor in the problem of football hooliganism itself.
The actual extent of racism is virtually impossible to measure as detailed statistics in this context are almost non-existent. Nevertheless, acts of football disorder, especially on the international scene, have frequently been referred to as 'racist', or perpetrated by. Talk Time Conversation Plan Martin Luther King, Jr.
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