Racism in football

Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Romain Saiss: 'Football Association did their job with Jonjo Shelvey'
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Romain Saiss says that the Football Association "did their job" in disciplining Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey for racist language.
Mar 28, 13:49
Carlos Kameni of Malaga in action against Barcelona on November 19, 2016
Carlos Kameni: 'Racism still a problem in Spain'
Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni says that racism is still a problem in the top flight of Spanish football.
Mar 23, 21:03
Son Heung-min celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on May 8, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall to aid FA investigation into alleged racist chanting
Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall confirm that they will assist the FA in an investigation into allegations of racist chanting during Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final.
Mar 13, 14:19
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Bastia punished over Mario Balotelli 'racist abuse'
Ligue 1 side Bastia are punished after their fans are found to have racially abused Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
Feb 24, 16:48
Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Paul Lambert keen to avoid Jonjo Shelvey drama
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert urges his players to "focus" ahead of their encounter with Jonjo Shelvey's Newcastle United.
Feb 10, 16:47
A close-up shot of new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli at the Etihad on August 25, 2014
Mario Balotelli racial abuser gets stadium ban
A Bastia supporter receives a stadium ban after admitting to hurling racial abuse at Mario Balotelli.
Jan 25, 20:24
General view of a Chelsea Football Club sign during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Chelsea fans convicted of racist violence in Paris ahead of European match
Four Chelsea fans are handed one-year sentences by a French court and ordered to pay €10,000 each to Souleymane Sylla, who was racially abused on the Paris Metro in 2015.
Jan 3, 18:36
Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Rafael Benitez backs Jonjo Shelvey in racism row
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez voices his backing for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey amid his race row with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Romain Saiss.
Dec 24, 00:22
Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Jonjo Shelvey will not contest five-game ban for racial abuse
Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey will not contest a five-game ban given after being found guilty of using racially abusive language against Wolves player Romain Saiss.
Dec 22, 20:50
General Views of St James Park before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James Park on April 19, 2014
Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey charged by FA for using 'racist' language
Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is charged with misconduct after allegedly directing racist language towards a Wolverhampton Wanderers player in September.
Nov 8, 17:48
Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015
Yaya Toure "disappointed" by closure of FIFA's anti-racism task force
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure criticises FIFA for the decision to disband its anti-racism and discrimination task force.
Sep 27, 13:48
A photo shows the FIFA sign at the entrance of the world football's governing body headquarters in Zurich taken on September 25, 2015
FIFA scraps anti-racism taskforce
FIFA receives criticism for scrapping its anti-racism taskforce three years after its introduction.
Sep 26, 18:57
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Shinji Okazaki during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on August 29, 2015
Jamie Vardy: 'It's horrible being called racist'
Jamie Vardy admits that he regrets his choice of language during an incident in a casino last year.
Sep 26, 15:36
Andre Gray of Burnley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Burnley at Ashton Gate on August 29, 2015
Burnley confirm "racial incident" at friendly
Burnley confirm allegations of a "racial incident" during the club's pre-season friendly at Bradford City on Saturday.
Jul 24, 12:26
Andre Gray of Burnley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Burnley at Ashton Gate on August 29, 2015
Burnley striker Andre Gray accuses own fans of racism
Burnley ace Andre Gray claims that two supporters are still "living in the stone ages" after allegedly racially abusing him at Valley Parade.
Jul 24, 11:31
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal on April 9, 2016
Arsenal fans arrested over 'steward attack'
Three Arsenal fans are arrested for attacking a steward during the Gunners' draw with Crystal Palace.
Apr 18, 14:55
A general view of the empty stands of Stadio Olimpico during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Atalanta BC at Stadio Olimpico on March 9, 2014
Lazio handed two-match partial stadium ban for racist chanting
Lazio are hit with a two-match partial stadium ban after their Serie A clash with Napoli had to be stopped due to racist chanting.
Feb 4, 20:13
A general view of Brunton Park prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlisle United and Northampton Town at Brunton Park on December 20, 2014
Teenager arrested for alleged racist abuse during Carlisle, Everton FA Cup tie
A 15-year-old male is arrested on suspicion of racist behaviour during the FA Cup tie between Carlisle United and Everton.
Feb 3, 13:18
Arouna Kone of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City on August 23, 2015
FA to investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Arouna Kone
The Football Association confirm that they will be investigating allegations of racist abuse aimed at Arouna Kone during the FA Cup clash between Carlisle and Everton.
Jan 31, 20:44
Keith Curle gives instructions during the FA Cup game between Carlisle and Everton on January 31, 2016
Keith Curle: 'Racism is not accepted at Carlisle United'
Carlisle manager Keith Curle insists that the club will do everything in their power to identify those responsible for alleged racist abuse towards Everton players.
Jan 31, 20:14
Roberto Martinez watches on during the FA Cup game between Carlisle and Everton on January 31, 2016
Roberto Martinez: 'Arouna Kone, Steven Pienaar hurt by racist abuse'
Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits that Arouna Kone and Steven Pienaar were "hurt" by the alleged racial abuse they received during their FA Cup clash with Carlisle.
Jan 31, 19:26
Arouna Kone celebrates scoring the opener during the FA Cup game between Carlisle and Everton on January 31, 2016
Police investigate 'racist' abuse aimed at Arouna Kone
North Cumbria Police confirm that they are investigating an allegation of racist abuse aimed at Everton striker Arouna Kone during the Toffees' FA Cup win over Carlisle United.
Jan 31, 17:28
Connor Goldson in action for Shrewsbury Town in May 2015
Brighton & Hove Albion player racially abused by Derby County fan?
Derby County confirm that they will contact police after Brighton & Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson claims that he was racially abused by a Rams fan.
Dec 13, 14:43
Former Spurs and England player Paul Gascoigne looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on April 7,
Paul Gascoigne investigated for 'racist' joke
Paul Gascoigne is reportedly under investigation for "a hate crime" after alleged comments to a security guard during a show in Wolverhampton.
Dec 13, 14:29
New Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Loftus Road on December 7, 2015
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: 'Racism in football has never held me back'
QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink offers a personal insight into his own personal experiences of racism in football, claiming that it has never held him back.
Dec 10, 10:30
Gareth McCleary of Reading holds off the challenge of Elliot Hewitt of Ipswich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Ipswich Town at the Madejski Stadium on August 03, 2013
Fan given three-year football ban for racially abusing Reading's Garath McCleary
A 36-year-old man is banned from football stadiums for three years after racially abusing Garath McCleary in Reading's FA Cup quarter-final clash against Bradford City.
Dec 4, 23:02
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Sevilla FC vs Manchester City at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on November 3, 2015
Man City's Raheem Sterling suffers racist abuse after posting family snap online
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling suffers racist abuse after posting a picture with his daughter and niece online.
Nov 4, 10:39
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (L) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Serhiy Rybalka during the UEFA Champions League football match Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea, on October 20, 2015 at the Olympic stadium in Kiev.
UEFA charges Dynamo Kiev with racist behaviour in Chelsea tie
Dynamo Kiev are charged with racist behaviour and crowd disturbances following problems at Tuesday's Champions League tie at home to Chelsea.
Oct 22, 12:15
Former Russian goalkeeper Rinat Dasaev (R) and former Russian midfielder Alexei Smertin attend the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at the Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg on July 25, 2015.
Alexei Smertin: 'Racism does not exist in Russia'
Former Russia captain Alexei Smertin dismisses claims that racism is present in Russian football, describing the handing of bananas to black players as "just for fun".
Sep 18, 18:38
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard walks by the pitch before the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, Merseyside on May 16, 2015
Steven Gerrard considers legal action against El Hadji Diouf's racism claims?
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly considering taking legal action after ex-teammate El Hadji Diouf accused him of racism.
Sep 16, 10:28
Nick Blackman scores his team's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Millwall at Madejski Stadium on September 16, 2014
Police investigate racist chanting aimed at Reading winger Nick Blackman
Police and the FA are starting an investigation into possible racist chanting aimed at Nick Blackman during Tuesday's League Cup clash between Portsmouth and Reading.
Aug 28, 09:28
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on April 11, 2015
Jamie Vardy hit with "substantial fine" by Leicester City
Leicester City hit Jamie Vardy with a "substantial fine" following allegations of racism.
Aug 13, 18:04
Jamie Vardy for Leicester on May 9, 2015
Leicester City to launch investigation into Jamie Vardy racism claims
Leicester City say they will hold an investigation into claims that forward Jamie Vardy racially abused a man in a casino, after the Englishman issued an apology.
Aug 9, 16:16
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally looks on ahead of the FA Cup Third Round match between Gillingham and Stoke City at Priestfield Stadium on January 7, 2012
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally to challenge FA penalties over race row
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally confirms that he will fight against the £75,000 fine by the FA in relation to the unlawful sacking of Mark McCammon in 2011.
Jul 31, 13:16
General view of a Chelsea Football Club sign during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Chelsea issue life bans to five fans
Chelsea issue life bans to five fans involved in February's Paris Metro incident.
Jul 22, 17:36
Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong passes the ball during the game against Shrewsbury Town during the Carling Cup third round football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 20, 2011
Emmanuel Frimpong given two-match ban for response to racist abuse
Emmanuel Frimpong is given a two-match suspension for raising his middle finger at Spartak Moscow fans who allegedly racially abused him.
Jul 22, 15:56
A general view of a corner flag ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2015
Chelsea fans given lengthy football banning orders for Paris Metro incident
Four Chelsea fans are issued with lengthy football banning orders for their roles in racially abusing and shoving a man off the Paris Metro back in February.
Jul 22, 11:06
Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong passes the ball during the game against Shrewsbury Town during the Carling Cup third round football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 20, 2011
Emmanuel Frimpong shows middle finger after 'racial abuse from fans'
Emmanuel Frimpong says that he was racially abused in an incident which saw the former Arsenal player sent off for showing his middle finger to supporters.
Jul 17, 21:48
Wigan Athletic Manager Malky Mackay gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium on November 22, 2014
Kick It Out criticises Football Association over Malky Mackay text saga
Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out blasts the FA for failing to charge Malky Mackay and Iain Moody over their controversial text message exchange.
Jul 16, 13:18
Wigan manager Malky Mackay gives instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Wigan Athletic at Madejski Stadium on February 17, 2015
Malky Mackay, Iain Moody to face no further FA action over racist texts
Malky Mackay and Iain Moody will face no further action over racist texts sent during their time in charge of Cardiff City, the Football Association reveals.
Jul 16, 11:37



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea33253569294078
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs32218368224671
3Liverpool34199670422866
4Manchester CityMan City32197663352864
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd321712350242663
6Everton341610860372358
7Arsenal31176863402357
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom33128133942-344
9Southampton32117143944-540
10Watford33117153754-1740
11Stoke CityStoke34109153750-1339
12Crystal Palace33115174653-738
13Bournemouth34108164963-1438
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham34108164459-1538
15Leicester CityLeicester32107154153-1237
16Burnley34106183349-1636
17Hull City3496193667-3133
18Swansea CitySwansea3494213968-2931
19Middlesbrough33412172343-2024
20Sunderland3256212658-3221