A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP
A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Football racism: English Premier League and Serie A double standards holding back fight against prejudice

  • Tribalism skews the prism through which fans decide what is racism as clubs back their own
  • England players racially abused in Bulgaria have had the same treatment at English grounds and online this season

A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP
A banner reading ‘No to racism’ is displayed on the stands before a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Sofia. Photo: AFP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.