THERE’S no doubt the scenes witnessed in Budapest at the Hungary v England game were unacceptable and the outrage was warranted. But let’s think about this, can England look itself in the eye and claim racism isn’t a problem in … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Knees, Qatar and jobs
NOBODY SHOULD be too surprised by the behaviour of some Hungary fans in Budapest, it has been experienced before and the country has a right-wing, very nationalist government that has been in office for 11 years. The ingredients are there … Continue reading Hungarian football needs to learn from history
AT the FA Cup final, Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell was jeered every time he touched the ball. In the stands, one press photographer caught site of some fans abusing Leicester players. Supporters have been celebrating and protesting, causing some civil disturbance, … Continue reading Is everyone ready for the full, uncensored fan experience?
NON-LEAGUE football clubs must be on their knees at present. Some leagues are suspended now which means matchday income will disappear once more. With so much uncertainty surrounding the covid-19 virus, nobody can be certain we shall not move into … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Leagues, legends and laces
FOOTBALL has always been full of hypocrisy, from self-appointed socialists living in gated communities and driving marque vehicles to clubs trying to position themselves as representatives of a surreal people’s republic that charges its members astronomical sums to be a … Continue reading Anti-racism in football is more than a hashtag – and must go beyond scratching the surface
IT is not easy to warm to some of today’s footballers, especially those that find it hard to resist conspicuous consumerism or consider that with enormous wealth comes permission to misbehave. That aside, in an age where many of the … Continue reading Racism and bigotry in football – the disease that won’t go away