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Football: Racism - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Stirrup Lord Stirrup Crossbench 3:08 pm, 15th October 2019

My Lords, does the Minister not agree that this is not just about football or one country? We are seeing a growth of extremist views and ideologies across our societies that harm us all. What is required is not simply to condemn them but to see a renaissance of international leadership on behalf of the values and standards we have long held dear and for which those who went before us fought and died. If she agrees, from whence does she think such international leadership might spring?