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Soccer Racism

WATCH: Soccer Star Responds To Racist Taunt In Most Inspirational Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

Barcelona defender Dani Alves combatted hate with humor and transformed an apparent act of racism into an anti-racism campaign that rallied some of th...

Soccer Star Subjected To Racist Chants In Moscow

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he was subjected to racist cha...

AC Milan Friendly Marred By Racism

Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports

By Tuesday's Trofeo Tim encounter between AC Milan and Sassuolo was marred by controversy as Kevin Constant walked off the pitch following...

U.S. Soccer Star's Goal Celebration Inspired By Abuse

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- American women's national soccer team forward Sydney Leroux said she was the object of a series of racist and sexist tweets in recent days...

FIFA Approves Stricter Sanctions For Racism

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Soccer teams face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted. ...

Racist Chants Halt Roma-Milan Match

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Sports

MILAN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter was "appalled" when he learned of the racist chanting that caused AC Milan's match against Roma to be suspen...

The Inaugural LESSPY Awards

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2012 | Sports

For athletes and fans and the masses of the sports media that mediate between the two parties, the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game i...

Italian Star Subjected To Racist Chants At Euro 2012

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — UEFA made its first formal charges of racism at the European Championship on Saturday, opening a case against the Croatian socc...

EURO 2012 Soccer -- Stadiums of Hate?

Max Kolonko | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Max Kolonko

Nazi salutes, taunting black players with monkey noises, anti-Semitic banners in the hands of bulky thugs with shaven heads -- these are Polish and Ukrainian soccer stadiums on the eve of Euro 2012 in the BBC's Panorama documentary Stadiums of Hate.

FIFA President Draws Criticism By Downplaying Racism In Soccer

AP | By GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 11.18.2011 | Sports

GENEVA -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter faced a wave of criticism Wednesday after downplaying racism on the soccer field, saying players involved in suc...

Juventus Fans Banned For Racism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

MILAN — Racial taunts against Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli have prompted the Italian league to ban a section of Juventus fans from attend...