Discrimination in Football

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:01 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 1:01 pm, 11th April 2019

I was appalled to hear Danny Rose say that he, as a professional footballer, could not wait for his career to end. He is a Tottenham legend for scoring the winning goal in the north London derby on his debut with a stunning volley. He should be praised as a footballer, not condemned by racist abuse. We must get to a position in which those who utter racist abuse at football matches are identified, ejected and charged with their crime, and the good fans, who do not want to see this happen, are not punished as a result of the bad fans who utter this racist abuse.