There’s nothing worse than a serious slip of the tongue — on national television. South African soccer player Mohammad Anas may have to hear his wife’s wrath after his recent interview in which he thanked her, and his girlfriend. After a two-goal performance in Free State vs. Cape Town on Friday, Anas told reporters, “And I appreciate […]
A group of racist spectators made their presence known to a Partizan Belgrade player on Sunday. The unfortunate victim was 28-year old midfielder Everton Luiz. During a game against Rad Belgrade, rival fans chanted racist remarks at Luiz and even had an insulting banner displayed. Though the banner was removed when a referee took it down, Luiz […]
An amateur German soccer team took a stand against racism by wearing blackface to show solidarity with their Sudanese teammates, The Huffington Post reports.
A 7-year-old girl was killed after her soccer practice on Thursday by a man she hugged on the sidelines, TIME reports. On Thursday night, 7-year-old Emma was seen with her mother in the Taylor Sportsplex in Taylor, Michigan, when a family friend by the name of Timothy Nelson Obeshaw came up and shot both Emma and her mother. He then […]
Oh sure they are. How could you just walk past any group of people who are there to greet you without at least acknowledging their being there? How could you walk past uniformed U.S. Military members, and at not least salute them for putting their lives on the line, while you get to kick a […]
English athlete Viv Anderson, a.k.a. “Spider,” was the first black football player to represent England in a full international match. In 1974, Anderson joined the Nottingham Forest team, helping them advance to first division, then win the European cup in 1979. As the first black player, Anderson was often in the middle of heavy discrimination […]
LONDON (AP) — For the first time in the long history of English soccer, a player is being prosecuted over words spoken on the field. SEE ALSO: Man Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charges Because Of Oysters Prosecutors said Wednesday that John Terry, one of the country’s best-known athletes, racially abused an opponent during an October […]
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s World Cup finals appearance did not only inspire the nation, it inspired an inner-city girls team in the heart of Philadelphia. The Anderson Monarchs gathered on a couch, relishing in the sports spectacle, stimulated by the team’s profound showmanship. The predominantly African-American team is coached by Walter Stewart, […]