As someone who knows absolutely nothing about football I’m inclined to say there is no racism in football, after all every team has black players and one would assume that if the football teams and managers were racist there wouldn’t be so many black players in the game.

However, if the question, is there racism in football from the fans, then without a doubt the answer is a categorical yes.

Quite how the racist supporters can boo and make monkey noises when a black player of the opposing side gets the ball and I assume keep perfectly quiet or even cheer when the same situation is played out by a black player in the team they support I find hard to understand.

I don’t watch football but was listening as my wife watched the England Italy game for the Euro Cup thing and from her protestations it seemed the Italians were not exactly playing entirely fair and were fouling players left right and centre, although I have no idea if it was aimed specifically at black players

One thing I know for a fact is that there are a considerable number of racists who are football supporters as I know of groups of black people being turned upon in pubs, who after peacefully watching the game were set upon and made to leave the pub by other supporters and I have heard of black people being assaulted in the street after the match, although I don’t think it was reported in the news anywhere.

Frankly I’m very glad I don’t like football as the actions of some of the supporters is despicable and I get far more pleasure from supporting a sport where British people actually win on a regular basis, I am referring of course to Formula 1 motor racing.

In the same time as England has won the World Cup once, the World Motor Racing Championship has been won by a British man on 20 separate years and by 15 different drivers, the most recent being a black man called Lewis Hamilton who has won it 7 times.

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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. It’s the few that cause the problem, and get all the notoriety. If found this should be a criminal offense

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