Inters Romelu Lukaku is the latest victim of ultras warped loyalty | Nicky Bandini

A group of Inter supporters defending the abuse of their own player was the latest sign that ultras have more loyalty to one another than to their clubs Romelu Lukaku has adapted quickly to life in Serie A, scoring in his first two games for Internazionale. Sadly, he received a similarly swift introduction to some of the worst elements of Italian football culture. Targeted with monkey chants during the win at Cagliari, he was then addressed with an open letter from a group of his own clubs ultras insisting he ought not to interpret such abuse as racist. You have to understand that Italy is not like many other north European countries where racism is a REAL problem, said the …

Eni Aluko: We all have moments in life when our morals are called into question

When the striker called out racism in the England camp, it ended her international career. She explains why the fight was worth it Eniola Aluko is one of only 11 female footballers to have played more than 100 times for England. She has scored some of the Lionesses most memorable goals, was the first female pundit on Match Of The Day, and is a qualified lawyer, having graduated from Brunel University London with a first in 2008. But it is as a whistleblower that she is destined to be best remembered. And, like many whistleblowers, she has spent the subsequent years being rubbished by those she exposed. Now she has written a memoir. They Dont Teach This is a fascinating …

A Big Mac at the White House: Trumps telling sports celebrations

Hes hosted teams and honored athletes, but the presidents ceremonies reveal his polarising nature On Monday last week, it was the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team. On Monday this week, the US army football team, followed by the golfer Tiger Woods. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox, the baseball World Series champions. I love it, the John F Kennedy or Barack Obama eras, few actors, dancers, film makers, musicians, painters or poets now visit the White House. Instead, Trump rails against Hollywood liberals and reportedly eschews books and theatre. Thursdays visit by the Boston Red Sox initially announced on the White House website as the Boston Red Socks was a case in point. LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Votes Matter, …

Dont shake off the Taylor Swift-Beyonc controversy as just a performance | Arwa Mahdawi

Swifts Billboard Music awards set was reminiscent of Beyonces 2018 Coachella show highlighting the history of black womens achievements being ignored Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Taylor Grift and the appropriation of black womens work Taylor Swift, a blonde woman who sings songs, awards with a live rendition of her new single ME! It was a very pink, very poppy performance and, in many eyes, it was also very plagiarized. As scores of people on social media immediately pointed out, Swifts production from the lighting to the entrance to the use of drum lines and a marching band was highly reminiscent of Beyoncs iconic 2018 Coachella show. Taylor Grift. …

Gordon Strachan will not appear on Sky again after Adam Johnson remarks

The former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will no longer be used by Sky Sports after controversial comments in which he appeared to conflate convicted the sex offender Adam Johnsons situation with racial abuse Gordon Strachan will no longer be used by Sky Sports after controversial comments in which the former Scotland manager appeared to conflate the convicted sex offender Adam Johnsons situation with racial abuse. Johnson has recently Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Bonucci backtracks on Kean remarks after mounting criticism led by Sterling

Leonardo Bonucci has backtracked on comments about racial abuse suffered by Juventus team-mate Moise Kean after widespread condemnation Leonardo Bonucci has backtracked on suggestions his Juventus team-mate Moise Kean was partly responsible for the racist abuse he received from Cagliari supporters by insisting he was misunderstood. The defender had said Kean could have done it differently and the blame is 50-50, after the 19-year-old spread his arms while facing the crowd after scoring. Bonucci had since been criticised by, among others, Raheem Sterling for saying so, but now says he was too hasty. However, he wrote on Instagram: After 24 hours I want to clarify my feelings. I was interviewed right at the end of the game, and my words …