Edison Cavani

Why the English FA sanctioned Man Utd’s Edison Cavani

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games and fined after he admitted a Football Association (FA) charge for using a racial term, the soccer governing body said on Thursday. The 33-year-old Uruguayan used the word "negrito" in an Instagram post last month after beating Southampton on Nov. 29, before taking it … Continue reading Why the English FA sanctioned Man Utd’s Edison Cavani

Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

France plans to launch a government-monitored online tool in January that is designed to identify and root out discrimination by police, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Macron called it “unbearable” that people of color are more likely to be stopped by law enforcement officers than white people. “We are going to set up a large … Continue reading Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

Bad news for German migrants

A long-standing member of the far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) political party has been sacked amid reports of his inflammatory comments in which he allegedly said refugees and migrants could be “gassed”. Christian Lueth, who has been with the AfD since the early days of its inception in 2013, was already suspended from his post … Continue reading Bad news for German migrants

Football fan, 12, arrested for sending racist messages to Zaha

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha was subjected to online racist abuse ahead of The Eagles' Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Sunday. Since the resumption from the coronavirus shutdown, all Premier League teams have worn "Black Lives Matter" logos on their kits, with players taking a knee before kick-off in each match to show … Continue reading Football fan, 12, arrested for sending racist messages to Zaha

French officers’ wives slam government for negligence

Several dozen women protested in support of French police in central Paris on Saturday as discontent within the country's law enforcement agencies swells over what they feel is the government's unfair treatment of officers over racism. Police have been holding wildcat protests everyday in towns and cities across France at government attempts to change their … Continue reading French officers’ wives slam government for negligence

Neighbors react after police points gun at black teens

Residents of Clayton County, Georgia are calling for the firing of a police officer who was filmed pulling a gun on five teenagers, leading to a tense confrontation with neighbors. In a video shared on Instagram, the officer can be seen pointing the gun at the Jonesboro teens as neighbors urge him not to shoot. "There … Continue reading Neighbors react after police points gun at black teens

Football legends unite against racism, violence and discrimination

A combination of 40 FIFA Legends and current professional footballers, each sporting a black jersey, have taken their message of #StopRacism, #StopViolence and #StopDiscrimination to social media during the past week, a spontaneous plea that has to date reached over 44 million fans worldwide. “It’s reassuring to see that every day a growing number of FIFA Legends … Continue reading Football legends unite against racism, violence and discrimination

Irobiko Chimezie

Boris Johnson slams US Police for killing George Floyd

The death of Floyd, caused by his arrest, resulted in protests and violent riots across the US, as at least 23 states and Washington DC activated the National Guard in order to curb the unrest and stop escalating clashes in the major cities. British PM Boris Johnson has addressed the protests in the US, stating … Continue reading Boris Johnson slams US Police for killing George Floyd

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Joe Biden to fight for justice on behalf of George Floyd’s family

Joe Biden has assured George Floyd's family that he'll do everything he can to bring justice in the Minneapolis man's death. The former vice president made the disclosure in a five-minute video live-streamed Friday, in which he addressed Floyd's death and racism in the nation generally. The black man died in police custody this week; … Continue reading Joe Biden to fight for justice on behalf of George Floyd’s family

Moussa Marega wants racists out from the football world

FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist slurs from fans, faced apparent attempts Sunday by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving. Marega, who is black and plays for Mali, was visibly angered by monkey noises targeting him after he … Continue reading Moussa Marega wants racists out from the football world