FA’s burden of proof over racism may need a higher standard

Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey was suspended after being found guilty of abusing Romain Saïss. He denied using racist language. That doesn’t necessarily mean the commission’s decisions were wrong but they appear but watertight. After repeatedly reading the written reasons it doesn’t seem impossible Jones may need made spiteful, childish, non-monkey noises simply to mock Hector’s weight… Read More »

Football must do more to tackle racism, says Downing Street

Downing Street has said the football authorities got to do more to tackle racism within the game after involves a government inquiry and more comprehensive sanctions in response to alleged racist incidents during a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on Sunday. Boris Johnson’s spokesman said the govt was monitoring the authorities’ response and was… Read More »