Well done FA, ECB take note

In sports, the fight against racism, with all due respect has been authorities throwing the proverbial grape in a fruit fight. Sport has been too slow to deal with racist issues and too lenient.

Thankfully there have been instances where sport is trying to fight back. The sentencing of Scott McCluskey, the man who racially abused the Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, as well as Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka.

Also let’s make a mention of Antonio Neil, the man who racially abused Ivan Toney on Instagram, too got punishment for his actions (a three-year stadium ban), but this just doesn’t seem to be enough.

Football players are getting bans for racism on the pitch, most recently Dante Vanzeir a player in the MLS got a six-game ban, as well as being ordered to do mandated training to educate himself in regards to racism.

Sadly this isn’t the first time this has happened in the MLS. Now, for justice to be done in this case of racism, this will arguably be left to the player who was the victim of these abhorrent chants to look to the courts for justice outside of football.

Here’s to hoping Vanzeir’s club, the New York Red Bulls, do what’s right here as sadly MLS, have let football down and the San Jose players down too. Other pro footballers such as Louis Suarez and John Terry got banned and fined.

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