Racism: will it always be part of England’s football culture?
16 July 2021 | 3:08 pm
With the Metropolitan Police investigating racist abuse directed at three of England's black football players after the team's loss last Sunday in the Euro 2020 finals against Italy, AFP takes a look at racism in football and what can be done to tackle the abuse off the pitch.
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