Black and Asian Athletes in British Sport and Society: A by Patrick Ismond (auth.)

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A disproportionate number of black men continue to make a career out of sport, and therefore encounter and attempt to negotiate these informal codes. By contrast, British Asians are significantly less represented among the ranks of professional and semi-professional sportsmen. Sport is understood to be less of a career option for Asian groups in Britain (Chapter 2). But this should not detract from the impact of racism for those individuals and groups hoping to join formalised and more integrated playing structures.

Ever. I have never known him to say anything. (KIO/FURD, 2001b, p. 9) Denial by the game’s senior figures of a real ‘problem’ with racism is also reflected in the way that perpetrators are classified, and by television’s treatment of abuse towards black players. Despite the best efforts of Understanding ‘Race’ and Sport 19 organisations and initiatives aimed at challenging racism on the football terraces, the game still has a significant problem with chanting and other forms of abuse. Although this abuse varies in extent and intensity, depending on the stadium (see for example, Nichols, 1998; Brown and Chaudhary, 2000), it is consistently classified in the following way: as the actions of a small, ‘mindless’ minority (usually referred to as ‘hooligans’), who are hell-bent on causing trouble, and are not ‘real’ fans.

On his first day at the training ground he sat at a bench with a couple of his new teammates. Cups of tea were put before the two established players. Barnes looked up at the woman who brought them. ’ Everyone fell about . . 25 years of unbroken habit demanded that you had to conform or go under. Barnes preempted his own initiation. He gave permission for his team-mates to, for better or worse, relate to him in the traditional Liverpool way. I’m black. It’s a joke. Everyone relax . . After that, there were lots and lots of jokes.

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