Where is the real racism in football?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Is it on the football pitch
Where players of all colours
Play on the same team
And in opposition
Is it on the terrace
In the seats
In the hearts and minds
Of supporters
In the voices and words of songs
And chants
That rain down
Or does it lurk in silent slippers
Along the corridors of power
How many managers
How many chairpersons
How many FA Chief Executives
Can you name
On more than one hand
Who are the “Other”
In this classless nonsexist antiracist
New Grand Narrative.


Editor’s note :

don’t know who posted this up.
But it echoes comments attributed to Gary Neville :

He said: “We don’t have a big problem with racism in this country – you can think of probably one or two incidents in the last five or 10 years.

“We have to make sure that the campaign is conducted in the right manner and not done just for PR, like some of the sports companies seem to be doing at the moment.

“The FA and the England team have always campaigned against racism very well. We have just got to be aware that it is not cheapened slightly by companies like Nike getting a lot of PR out of it for nothing.”

It couldn’t be, surely?!?!

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/where-is-the-real-racism-in-football/