Tag Archives: Racism

Racism in football – what can we expect at this summer’s World Cup?

In 2016, FIFA disbanded its anti-racism task force, citing that its work was complete ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA wrote that the task force “completely fulfilled its temporary mission”, which was to develop concrete solutions to fight discrimination in football and strengthen FIFA’s approach to the issue. Whilst FIFA declares that … Continue Reading

Jonjo Shelvey: An Aggravated Breach?

On 8 November 2016, the Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was charged by the Football Association (the “FA”) for misconduct in relation to comments allegedly made to his opponent, the Wolverhampton Wanderers player Romain Saiss, during the sides’ match on 17 September 2016.  The FA’s press release states in full that: “Jonjo Shelvey has been charged … Continue Reading