As a follow up to our racism special that we recorded last October, we take another look at race issues within football. Obviously this takes on extra pertinence following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests across the world.
We hear from Troy Townsend of Kick It Out, Jordan Jarrett Bryan of It’s All Blakademik and Elliott Ross of The Correspondent and we start the episode by discussing football’s reaction to events of recent weeks.
We also explore all the racism incidents that have occurred in the eight months since we recorded the last podcast. We ask why the punishments of governing bodies aren’t being anywhere near tough enough, and why black representation in positions of football leadership isn’t high enough.
Finally, we ask a tough questions about representation in the sports media world – including in this podcast.
Books and articles about race recommended by the panel:
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