Premier League chairman calls racism Totally unacceptable


first_imgScudamore says the Premier League has to do much more to address the problem of fans discriminating players.Richard Scudamore – the executive chairman of the Premier League – believes the competition has “inadvertently fostered safe places for excessive aggression,” according to Fox Sports Asia. Raheem Sterling suffered racist abuse by a fan during Manchester City’s 2-0 loss against Chelsea, and Scudamore calls it “totally unacceptable.”“Abuse of the kind we have seen in football recently is appalling and totally unacceptable. Raheem Sterling is showing great courage in speaking out and we must listen to him, and to other players,” Scudamore said.“We must support them and redouble our efforts to ensure that everyone involved in our competition understands that discrimination will not be tolerated.“We strive to make our grounds safe and welcoming for all fans. We are a multicultural and diverse football competition, we have players from all backgrounds and fans from all over the world.“However, the need for vigilance has never been greater as norms of decency in society appear to be shifting, particularly since the advent of social media.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Scudamore also acknowledged that while the Premier League has made great progress addressing racism, that there remains much to be done.“While football has made huge progress and society has made big strides in improving attitudes and behaviors, we clearly have not done enough,” Scudamore added.“In creating exciting, passionate environments we have inadvertently fostered safe places for excessive aggression to be displayed.“Nowhere else – not on the street or in a pub – would people be brave enough to shout abuse at a group of very fit young athletes at such close proximity.“We all need to take a close look at where that boundary should lie: between the adrenaline of passionate support and the wholly unacceptable vitriol and abuse masquerading as tribalism.“Our clubs, the authorities and the FA are working towards further and urgent improvement – it is essential for the future of the game.”last_img