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Sport: Racism, racist violence and hate speech in sporting venues (and reporting and policing thereof)?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
20/02/2012 - 14:08
Short Answer

Contradictory reports of racism in Irishsport indicate a lack of data on the subject. Ken McCue the international officer of Sport Aginst Racism Ireland claims "We have a queue of cases from a number of sports from grassroots level up. We get reports week in, week out.' However  the Irish charity, Show Racism the Red Card, state that ‘while racism in sport has been a major problem in many countries it is not so manifest in Ireland.’

Qualitative Info

No hard data, information on the subject is dependent on charity organisations that deal directly with the issue (through media outlets such as newspapers/websites). e.g. Show Racism the Red Card, Sport Aginst Racism Ireland.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Africans/black people
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Inter-ethnic, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Culture, Media, Sport, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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