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Racism in football: new research shows media treats black men differently to white men

By Paul Ian Campbell, Lecturer in Sociology (Race, Ethnicity and Leisure), University of Leicester
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On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: “Do you believe a black guy gets treated differently to a white guy?” Wright’s response was unequivocal: “Without a doubt, Al!”

Black players face discrimination on every level: public (anti-black racism from fans in…


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