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England fans urged to ‘drown out the boos’ in new Kick It Out and Football Supporters’ Association campaign

England fans urged to ‘drown out the boos’ in new Kick It Out and Football Supporters’ Association campaign

EURO 2020, FIFA, Football, GAMES, RACISM, Sports, UEFA
Players were once again booed for taking a knee against Romania; FA is also working on a video message to encourage fans to get behind the team on and off the pitch; former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand labels supporters who boo as "ignorant" Fans are being urged to 'drown out the boos' at Wembley in a new Kick It Out and Football Supporters' Association initiative as England begin their Euro 2020 campaign on Sunday. It comes after England boss Gareth Southgate's pleas to respect the anti-discrimination gesture were once again ignored by a small section of fans during the side's final Euro 2020 warm-up game against Romania. Southgate and his players remain defiant they will continue to take a knee and once again reiterated it is a show of unity in the fight against...
Romelu Lukaku says racism in football is at an ‘all-time high’

Romelu Lukaku says racism in football is at an ‘all-time high’

FIFA, Football, GAMES, RACISM, Sports, UEFA
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku believes racism in football is at an "all-time high" ahead of the start of the European Championships. Lukaku, who is preparing for Belgium's opening game of the Euros against Russia on Saturday, has received racial abuse a number of times throughout his football career, notably when he was the subject of monkey chants from fans in 2019. Today, he thinks abuse towards players is only getting worse. "I think racism in football right now is at the all-time high. Why? Because of social media now as well," Lukaku told CNN Sport. "I understand why people like Thierry Henry are blocking social media because it's easy, you can track somebody down … The social media companies, they have to do more for me." Earlier this year, former Arsenal forward Hen...