Dominic Runghen / staff reporter
According to Redmond Shannon global news Wave of online racism toward soccer stars forces U.K. government to listen – National | Globalnews.ca, “racism in the U.K has increased massively towards premier league soccer players”. After George Floyd death, the BLM protesting group begun. Before every soccer game in the premier league, the players would take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter.
The English spectators would start to get angry that white lives mater was not being recognized as much as the black lives. They would then proceed to target the black players and use racism to throw them of their game hopefully distracting them enough to make them mess up so their team would win”.
Redmon Shannon stated that “on June 22, 2020, when Manchester City hosted local rivals Burnley FC, the teams looked to the skies above the empty Etihad Stadium, and saw a small plane towing a banner that said, “White Lives Matter Burnley.
It caused outrage and drew condemnation across the sports world, but it was a sign that among the absent fan-base was a group of people who didn’t like what the players were doing”. Wave of online racism toward soccer stars forces U.K. government to listen – National | Globalnews.ca,.
“after all the protest, riots, and chants, there still seems to be a problem, why are fans using race to put a player down just so their team would win”? “Now the question is not what we are going to do about it, its what the government is going to do about it, everyone has invested time and energy into making a difference and it is yet to be fixed”. “What is the government going to do”? “What is the league going to do”?
“The league should start to ban people from going to games after covid or even make fines to fix this serious problem, wearing no room for racism is not enough”. “Racism at soccer games has caused matches to be stopped early and postponed because the players would walk off the field”.
“Not only does it effect the players, but it also effects everyone watching because they wanted to relax and watch a soccer game with their family, and it was canceled because of people who are disrespectful”. when and how will this problem be fixed”?