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Man Utd’s Cavani suspended by FA for three games over use of racial term

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games and fined £100,000 ($136,590) after he admitted a Football Association (FA) charge for using a racial term, the soccer governing body said on Thursday(31). The 33-year-old Uruguayan used the word “negrito” in an Instagram post last month after beating Southampton on November 29, before […]

Norway’s Ghayas Zahid wants more South Asian players at the global level

NORWAY international Ghayas Zahid, who became the first player of South Asian origin to score for the country, wants more South Asian heritage players from across the world to make it at the highest level. Last month, Pakistan-origin Zahid answered Norway’s SOS call and scored on his competitive international debut in the Nations League game […]

Charities praise Rashford drive to help feed hungry children

By Nadeem Badshah FOOTBALL star Marcus Rashford has been praised for his work to tackle childhood hunger in the UK by forming a partnership with a leading charity. The Manchester United and England striker, 23, joined forces with FareShare which distributes food across the country including in areas with large Asian com­munities such as in […]

Michael Chopra says FA and Premier League are not ‘doing enough’ to get South Asians into football

FORMER Premier League striker Michael Chopra has said that the Football Association and the Premier League are doing enough to get British South Asians into football. Chopra, whose father is from India’s Punjab, is one of the finest footballing talents to emerge from Britain’s South Asian community, making over 400 appearances in a senior career […]

Sky partners with Kick It Out to boost inclusion and combat discrimination

THE UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster Sky has become Kick It Out’s key broadcast media partner in the drive for inclusion in football and the battle against discrimination in all its forms. The British broadcaster and telecommunications company has committed £3 million to football’s equality group in a groundbreaking deal, an official statement said. Under the three-year partnership, Sky […]

‘Keep taking the knee and annoying racists,’ says Kick It Out chairman Bhandari

The attempt by Millwall Football Club fans to portray their booing at players taking the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as “political disagreement” has been described as “complete and utter nonsense” by Kick It Out chairman Sanjay Bhandari. The Football Association on Monday said it is investigating crowd-related incidents at […]

India football stronghold mourns ‘Our God’ Diego

Even in the land of cricket, Diego Maradona’s death came as such a shock that one Indian state declared two days of official mourning and fans flocked to a hotel room where the football deity once slept. The Argentine footballer, who died on Wednesday (25) at the age of 60, is so revered in Kerala […]

‘A-League has stagnated’ – the footballers leaving Australia for India

An influx of footballers to India from Australia has highlighted changing fortunes as the Indian Super League flourishes and the A-League hits lean times during the coronavirus pandemic. Just two Australians played in the Indian Super League last year, but 10 were among the 11 teams when the competition got under way in a bio-secure […]

Yan Dhanda wants a British-Asian to be FA chairman

SWANSEA midfielder and British South Asian superstar Yan Dhanda, while responding to the recent comments by Greg Clarke, has said that the mistreatment of Asian people in football is often ‘swept under the carpet’. Dhanda added that he would be happy if a suitably-qualified British Asian applies for FA chairman post. In an interview to […]

Sunil Chhetri gearing up for ISL, says staying in bubble ‘isn’t easy’

Staying inside a bio-bubble “isn’t easy” but Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri, nevertheless, is bracing up for the upcoming Indian Super League in earnest, doing all it takes for a successful campaign with his franchise Bengaluru FC. From doing double training sessions and reading books, to watching renowned broadcaster and historian Sir David Attenborough’s A Life […]

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