Please write about the history and current state of affairs of racism in football (soccer). Specifically, please
touch on the racial/ethnic abuse from fans and the responsibilities of FIFA/UEFA in policing said abuse. This is
if course a question that other sports and leagues have dealt with–some better than others–though probably
not as much as football. Is there a particular episode of this you can think of? Has FIFA ever put out any kind
of statement about this?
Other potential topics / questions you can write about:
-Players from formally colonized countries playing for their colonizer’s national football team (e.g. African
players playing France and Belgium national teams)
-Mohamed Salah causing a decrease in hate crimes in Liverpool
-Using sports as a vehicle for change
-How has the sport made improvements to racist behavior and policies? What has worked and what has not?
-When and where global and local inequalities in football have discernible connections to historical (and
contemporary) racialized power structures?
-How can institutions hold fans accountable for racist behavior?
-How have governing bodies of football participated in issues of race and ethnicity in the past and how can
they be most effective in the future?
You can write about as many or as few of the topics / questions listed above. Here are are some sources that
will help you answer these topics and questions: