Un International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:51 pm on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) 7:51 pm, 8th April 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. I apologise for arriving late.

My hon. Friend has touched on such an important point. We have seen some of our sportsmen, particularly our young black British sportsmen, having to undergo racial abuse while they are proudly playing for their country—England. Does he agree that they have shown great courage and dignity in speaking out against the racism they endure? Frankly, we thought that racism was back in our history, but it is still present and remains within the game of football today.