Racism has become one of the biggest problems in football recently. Racism is not only hurt the target of racialism itself but also hurt football as a whole. It damaging the fun of the game and causing anger all over the world.
Recently football has faced a huge case of racism that gains the world attention. Apparently, we cannot put aside racism in the game and it happened almost every day. And it's frustrating.
Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling is one of the main subjected of racism in Premier League. And he has spoken up about this issue as a form of concern for football. The young player has said clubs should be given an automatic nine-point deduction and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters take part in racist behavior. He also said that the authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle the issues. Raheem Sterling release that statement after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent and suitable punishment for racist and discriminatory.
"I'd call for an automatic nine-point deduction for racist abuse," he wrote in a column for the Times. "It sounds harsh but which fan will risk racist behavior if it might relegate their team or ruin their title bid?
"The club should have to play three games behind closed doors. That way, they lose revenue as a direct consequence of racist behavior."
Raheem Sterling Want To Protect Young Generations From Racism
Raheem Sterling joined a number of professionals and clubs in endorsing the manifesto which also seeks more black and minority ethnic people in senior positions in football and no sanctions for players walking off the pitch if they encounter racism.
Framed with the guidance of anti-discriminatory bodies Kick It Out and FARE and the Black Collective of Media in Sport, key points of the manifesto also include the need for media and social media to take more responsibility in tackling abuse. Just about a week ago, Ashley Young was subjected to social media abuse and it hurt football as a whole. It happened during and after Champions League match and Manchester United stated that they will take any possible action against it.
Racism is all over the world and happened a lot in football. Black and Asian players or even coaches are subjected to racism. It happened in the domestic league, it happened in Champions League. He said that the people who run the game are doing nowhere near enough to solve the racism problem. And that's not good enough. But the 24-year-old said that he didn't want the next generation of black players to go through what he's been through all this year as a black player.
Raheem Sterling encountered racist abuse during England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro last March, while there have been many other cases in European football in recent months. As slot game Malaysia mentioned before, it also happened to Ashley Young through a social media platform. Recently, Moise Kean, Juventus young player also had to endure the pain of racism in a domestic match and it becomes media interest as well as another footballer all over the world.