Sunday, 17 January 2016

Racism In English Football

                     Britain's First Black Footballer Andrew Watson Played 3 Times for Scotland

One of my colleagues takes it upon himself to analyse the output of the English football press - a sort of mainstream media meta analysis.

Collation of the negative column inches compared with positive regarding players in the top flight of the English game for season 2015/16 is revealing.

Here are the fifteen most dissed players this season:

1. Raheem Sterling
2. Saido Berahino
3. Eliaquim Mangala
4. Christian Benteke
5. Diego Costa
6. Marouane Fellaini
7. Yaya Toure
8. Ashley Young
9. Wilfried Bony
10. Memphis Depay
11. Eden Hazard
12. Victor Wanyama
13. Jeremain Lens
14. Bafetimbi Gomis
15. Diafra Sakho

Spot anything?

Of the last 11,520 refereeing appointments in the Premier League, not one Black face (although lots of white men with shaved heads).

Not one Black manager in the Premier League.

Not one Black senior administrator in the Premier League.

Not one Black media anchor or primary commentator in the Premier League.

But lots of very white journalists.

Andy Watson made his football debut in 1874.
He was the son of a slave owner.
He studied natural philosophy, mathematics and engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Today widespread Third Party Ownership of African players and sporting and cultural apartheid in the Premier League continues England's shameful racism.


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