Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Racism in Football

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:32 pm on 15th October 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 12:32 pm, 15th October 2019

The Minister was quite complimentary about the way that the protocol worked last night. Kick It Out has issued a statement, saying that

UEFA must explain why players weren’t sent to the dressing room during Step Two, as is clearly stated in the rules. TV footage also clearly shows that racist abuse continued in the second half, so it is unacceptable that Step Three was not enforced. This match should have been abandoned by the officials.”

Will the Minister reach out to staff at Kick It Out and perhaps discuss his interpretation of the way that the protocol worked with theirs?