Football and Race Crime

Rob Swan asked a question on yesterdays post on the chaos at Blackbrn Rovers in which I made a sarcastic reference to the John Terry race crime case. Rob wanted to know what I thought of Terry being charged with race crime.

To be honest I could not say anything as apart from the headlines this story has whizzed right past me being of no interest at all. Instead of posting a relevant response to Rob’s question I spun a reply on the legenday soccer hardmen of the past and how they would have terrified the wet arsed cry babies who play in the Premiership today.

But I did later find a good article on the John Terry case which contained this very sensible comment:

I am puzzled by some of the conjecture which this incident has provoked. For example, it has been widely stated that Terry, if found guilty, could not continue as captain because the England team contains some black players. This is to miss the point. For, if giving racist abuse is offensive ? and it surely is ? then it is offensive to everyone and not just to men who happen to be black

Read the full article here:

Another case in football at the moment is that of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, accused by Manchester United player Patrick Evra of racist abuse. In this case which does not yet involve criminal charges but only Football Association discipline an item I watched on regional news suggests Suarez has been found guilty and punished on the strength of Evra’s accusation alone. Suarez was guilty of being accused.

Left wing commentators were quick to comment that the case had gone a long way to restoring the credibility of football. I beg to differ. If football had any credibility left, surely this case has destroyed it.

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7 thoughts on “Football and Race Crime

  1. Until about the mid-nineties, the government’s British Crime Survey only asked ethnic minority groups whether they had been the victim of a crime which was racially motivated.

    Since then, all victims are asked and the picture has changed dramatically.

    The most recent analysis shows that in 2007, 97,000 people from black or minority ethnic communities (BME) said they had been a victim of a racially motivated crime. In the same period, 93,000 white people said they had also fallen victim.

    Focusing on violent racial attacks, 49,000 BME were victims. Among whites, the number was 77,000.

    Of those that involved wounding 4,000 were BME. Among the white population it was 20,000.

    The numbers can be highly misleading, though. Since about 90% of people in Britain are white, the statistics actually show the risk of being a victim of race crime is significantly greater if you are from an ethnic minority.

    According to the most recent Home Office analysis, the chances for a white person is less than 1%. For Black and Asian people it is put at about 1%. However the facts are that Racism, Prejudice and Bigotry are not defined by the colour of someone’s skin !

    I just wanted to maintain some perspective on this subject.

    Have a Great Christmas even though it won’t be a “WHITE ONE” for many of us! :>

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    • You hit the nail on the head. There is too much focus on skin colour when the problem is far more complex than that. Look at a few well known people, Rachel Ferguson whose CD is being plugged mercilessly, born in Liverpool, gentle scouse accent (she’s from the posh part of Liverpool,) totally British ways, quite a lot of sub Saharan African in her gene pool. A few may dislike or resent her for not being pure Anglo Saxon (though which of us is) but to most she is English.

      Likewise the girl who plays Guinevere in Merlin. The only people who tried to make an issue of her being mixed race were the morons who said “this is a big step in the fight against racism.”

      Likewise the racist morons who told me I should be proud of my racial heritage when I once blogged that I have only ever been asked was I a Paki in “politically correct” London.

      Proud. Where’s the pride in negating my seven British great grandparents because the other, though a Bruitish citizen, was from India. I never knew that lady but my mixed race Grandma was a lovely old woman and so was my English grandma, although my Dad didn’t like her much.

      One of the CofE ethnic minority Bishops, can’t remember which, said a few months ago that many racist attacks are black on black, Asian / African – Caribbean, Somali / Kenyan (hate each other appearently) Indian / Pakistani (they seriously hate each other) and so on.

      Like you said, it needs some perspective rather than oversimplification.

      Have a good Chrismas yourself.

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