ENGLISH FOOTBALL … ‘HIDEOUSLY WHITE’

 

After Chris Hughton’s sack from Norwich, English football is left looking ‘hideously white’

On the eve of this year’s Super Bowl, John Wooten, a former NFL player, posed a question as to when he and his fellow advocates and supporters of the Rooney Rule would accept their work was done. Independent journalist Robin Scott-Elliott reflects on how football management in England seems to perpetuate itself, leaving few opportunities for black managers. My colleague Jamie Cleland and I pondered the same situation, asking fans (1) whether a form of institutional racism affects football; and (2) whether a type of Rooney Rule could be applied to association football. This has been effective in the NFL, but positive discrimination is held in suspicion in the UK. Click here for the full text of the article: On BLACK FOOTBALL MANAGERS

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