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Irony overload: FA plans to beat racism by giving backwards foreigners culture lessons

by | 11th, December 2012

RACISM In football is big news. The latest move to tackle racism in football is to enshrine in contractual law the right of Premier League clubs to sack any players who equate use discriminatory language or engage in serious gross misconduct.

It’s all there in a document called English Football’s Inclusion and Anti Discrimination Action Plan.

Inclusion plans are all about excluding, apparently.

We learn that all players and coaches will get “cultural lessons” . The current culture is to search the dust for signs of racism then shine a light on it whilst frowning hard and pointing. If the culture changes to, say, something more akin to 1930s Germany, players and coaches will be told how to spot Jews. And it’s those foreign players who have most to learn.

Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), says:

“We want to make sure that there is no misunderstanding with regards to the rules and regulations on discrimination.”

A Saudi Arabian footballer

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