What can we learn about the various forms of discrimination in Football?
This source collection has been developed to help students aged 15-18 learn about the issues of discirmination in football. This resource provides a range of the unfortunately large number of episodes in which football-related discrimination has taken place. The selection tries to cover a large spectrum of victims who had suffered various forms of hostility because of:
- the colour of their skin
- their gender
- ethical or religious beliefs
- political ideas
What are the reasons for discrimination and how have they changed during the last century?
Many of the episodes take place in strictly contemporary times, but some of them are related with 20th century dictatorships, such as Italian fascism and Spanish Francoism. Analysing them, students can have an idea of the many reasons why a player can suffer discrimination, but also how it changed during the last century, how many “steps forward” have been done and how many are yet to be done.
All the articles are bound to create discussion, so they are especially useful for group work, open questions and activities like “Find another example in your country” can easily be done.
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