Racism and the Beautiful Game
This 20 minute online Teachers TV documentary considers the historical context of racism in football and explores progress made to combat racism in the British game.
Presenter Kevin Miles explores the changing face of racism in football with personal accounts from Niall Quinn, Thierry Henry, John Barnes, Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba and Viv Anderson - the first black player to win a full cap for the England football team. Players talk about their experience of being subjected to racial abuse and of perpetrating racism themselves explicitly and complicity.
This resource looks at the how the racism in football has reflected the racism in society at large and the personal accounts detail a lack of recognition and action by the media and police.
Racism and the Beautiful Game is thought provoking and excellent for stimulating informed discussion by learners with particular regard to the role that the media plays in stereotyping and furthermore, the role that sport can play in combating these stereotypes.
Further teaching materials that could be used alongside this resource to encourage students to analyse a breadth of media perspectives can be found here http://www.racismnoway.com.au/classroom/focus
|Links across other subjects within resource
History, Citizenship, English / Media studies and P.E.
Show Racism the Red Card http://www.srtrc.org
Kick it Out http://www.kickitout.org
United Nations Cyber School Bus 'discrimination curriculum' http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/discrim/race.asp