Racism in Sports

Bob Costas Slams CBS for Ignoring Augusta National’s History of Excluding Blacks, Women

NBC commentator Bob Costas slammed CBS for ignoring the Augusta National Golf Club’s history of excluding black and female members from its ranks. Costas said, “What no CBS commentator has ever alluded to, even in passing, even during a rain delay, even when there was time to do so, is Augusta’s history […]

by · April 13, 2013 · Racism in Sports
AC Milan VP Paolo Berlusconi Under Fire for Racist Comment about Mario Balotelli

AC Milan VP Paolo Berlusconi Under Fire for Racist Comment about Mario Balotelli

Paolo Berlusconi, the brother of former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi and vice president of AC Milan, is under fire for a “racist” comment about the team’s latest acquisition, Mario Balotelli. Paolo Berlusconi, who also runs the family newspaper, Il Giornale, made a derogatory reference about Mario Balotelli, a campaign rally in […]

by · February 6, 2013 · European News, Racism in Sports
UEFA Charges Spain and Russia for Racist Chants Toward Mario Balotelli, Theodor Gebre Selassie

UEFA Charges Spain and Russia for Racist Chants Toward Mario Balotelli, Theodor Gebre Selassie

UEFA CHARGES SPAIN AND RUSSIA FOR RACIST CHANTS:  UEFA charged the Spanish and Russian football associations for racist chants by fans at Euro 2012. The racist chants, specifically “monkey noises,” were directed by Spain fans at Italy forward Mario Balotelli. Russians fans targeted Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie. UEFA said […]

by · June 26, 2012 · Racism in Sports
Italian Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport Portrays Mario Balotelli as King Kong Atop Big Ben

Italian Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport Portrays Mario Balotelli as King Kong Atop Big Ben

SMH: Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport published a photo-illustration of Italy’s star striker, Mario Balotelli, as King Kong atop Big Ben swatting away soccer balls. Wow, so much for Euro 2012 being marred by racism, but coming from a newspaper is downright insensitive. The cartoon came after Italy beat England in […]

by · June 25, 2012 · Racism in Sports
UEFA Charges Croatia with Racial Abuse After Fans Made “Monkey Chants” at Italy’s Black Player Mario Balotelli

UEFA Charges Croatia with Racial Abuse After Fans Made “Monkey Chants” at Italy’s Black Player Mario Balotelli

UPDATE#1 (06/19/12):  The UEFA fined Croatia’s football association $101,000 or  80,000 Euros on Tuesday after fans racially abused Italy forward Mario Balotelli at a Euro 2012 championship match. The UEFA has charged the Croatian soccer association at the European Championship after receiving reports fans made “monkey chants” at Italy’s forward Mario […]

by · June 16, 2012 · Racism in Sports
Euro 2012 Begins with Racist Chants, Monkey Noises, Aimed at Black Dutch Players During Training

Euro 2012 Begins with Racist Chants, Monkey Noises, Aimed at Black Dutch Players During Training

EURO 2012 BEGINS WITH RACIST CHANTS AIMED AIMED AT BLACK PLAYERS:  Euro 2012 has barely started and black soccer players are being subjected to racist chants. The Europeans are so much more civilized than Americans. SMH. Soccer is a way of life for many people around the world and it […]

by · June 8, 2012 · Racism in Sports
Black Former English Soccer Star, Sol Campbell, Urges Boycott of Euro 2012 Over Racism in Ukraine and Poland

Black Former English Soccer Star, Sol Campbell, Urges Boycott of Euro 2012 Over Racism in Ukraine and Poland

Former English soccer star Sol Campbell, who is black, is urging fans not to go to Poland and the Ukraine for the European Championships, (Euro 2012) saying “stay at home, watch it on TV. Don’t even risk it because you could end up coming back in a coffin.” Campbell, a […]

by · May 28, 2012 · Racism in Sports, Sports News