German football and the hidden racism lost in translation for Germans of colour

Germany has been praised as an example of an open and diverse society but Karin Louise Hermes explains how the treatment of German footballers exposes deeper societal issues.  Read More

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A Cut Above the Rest: Class and race elitism and the Fifa World Cup in Brazil

by Angelo Martins Jr Caught in the grip of World Cup fever, it’s a strange feeling to see the colours and flag of my home country Brazil everywhere on the streets of London. Despite our love of football, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been a controversial issue in Brazil. The anti-world cup protests, which… Read More

The Greatest Show on Earth

by Maurice Mcleod   Football frequently makes me a hypocrite. I’ve spent a sizeable chunk of my life thinking, writing and ranting about social justice but when it comes to football, I’m as blinkered as a Daily Mail reader. A bunch of philandering millionaires, kicking a bit of leather around, get my full-hearted backing in a… Read More