As the tension starts to dissipate over the issue of racism, again we’re back to the question, what is football doing to tackle racism?
The recent story of Chelsea fans refusing to let black man on the train has brought up the topic that everyone steers away from until it actually happens.
Chelsea FC aren’t strangers to this sort of drama as shown by accusations from Ferdinand regarding John Terry’s racial abuse. Racism is thriving in football, and it seems people want to brush it under the carpet. A few match bans and a statement will not cut it anymore, as its been the crisis strategy for dealing with the problem for a while, and it seems this approach is set to continue.
We’ve identified there is a problem with racism. Now the governing body must think of a valid and effective method to dealing with it, rather than treating it with dated tactics.