After Champions League 1st leg against Real Madrid 2021
Source: " Independent , the times "
Before Liverpool make comments about racism, its important to think about how we can find long term solutions to this problem. As great as Liverpool can be on the football pitch when they are in full flow, there are racial GAPS in the Uk footballing system that need to be filled before complaining about racism abroad. This problem needs to be addressed from grass roots by providing information to children on the impact that integrating with different Cultures has on society.
Parents and Guardians should receive information resources such as Magazines and online videos on the subject matter from academy level onwards. The structure for how children from Black and ethnic minority deprived communities access football academy life in the UK must be improved.
Apart from books and videos you can also start racial awareness groups at academy level for every Parent to attend with their child.
Other areas of improvement include, how kids are accepted into academies, parents and Guardians should have access to their child if required on training and match days but in a controlled way that does not interfere with match time or obstruct their training. A child should never have to feel vulnerable when under the age of 13 and in the academy set up at their club.
Mohammad Siraj - Making complaint
Source : " times now news ( India) "
illegal Racial Profiling
Local news : If the police are using technology supported by the UK Government to target young Black business/working males through gps tracking and other methods as a form of psychological harassment then what chance do we stand in moving forward as a progressive society. Why are Corporate boardrooms decade after decade having low numbers from the Black and ethnic minority community ? There should be measures in place that prevent government and Law enforcement from using technology to assist in locating and psychologically abusing young Black men or individually targeting those trying to move forward from a negative past or develop smaller black businesses through a turbulent Landscape. This is not good for overall mental wellbeing of individuals in the community.
Metropolitan Police Article
Source : " the times "
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Kyrie Irving Victim of Unacceptable behaviour
Basketball is a sport that captivates Global audiences, therefore race plays an important part in the make-up of all players Mental Wellbeing. Some incidents may be genuinely racist or some incidents may be misinterpreted as racist. However it is important to identify when this behaviour is Genuine and repeated through different areas of the sport in an organised way . For the love of the beautiful game, fans must channel anger, frustration and aggression through different means than to hate someone because of the colour on their skin. Once the perpetrators are identified they shouldn't just be banned or arrested but also asked to attend Mandatory counselling sessions to understand why they think the way they feel and look at realistic steps to change their behaviour through a better understanding of Black culture.
Irving said after the Celtics game :
Source : NY times Date: May 2021
NAOMI OSAKA QUITS Tournament due to Mental Health related
Athletes from black and Multi-ethnic backgrounds face all kinds of problems whether there is a racial Undertone or NOT. For the World No.2 to withdraw from a Global tournament , this is a clear indication that the structure of how some sports are governed around race and mental Wellbeing is questionable to say the least.
Source: Eu-US Today, Independent. Date: May 2021