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“Let’s kick racism out of football”
This is the name of the much publicised FA campaign aiming to rid football of the curse of racism, but do they really mean it?
It is a sad fact that while racism has been eradicated from many areas of British life, it remains very much a factor in British football. Not at the same levels which saw widespread monkey chants, supporters hurling bananas at their own players and even fans who did not count goals scored by black players, but it is there, hidden away in the underbelly.
The National Front may no longer recruit inside and outside football grounds, but look in any number of away ends across England, and more often than not you’ll find a St. George’s Cross with the name of the team across the middle and ‘EDL’ crudely written in marker pen in one of the corners.
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