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BRITAIN losing the RACE *LINK*

...looks at racism on and off the football fields

By Lasana Liburd
Thursday, November 25th 2004

It was not, as Birmingham City chairman David Sullivan pointed out, the "crime of the century". The British Soccernet website claimed that the Blackburn Football Club, the site of the latest racial incident in the British game, harboured just two racist fans.

Some Blackburn supporters claimed there was just one.

In any case, Sullivan insisted that it was no big deal and suggested that Trinidad and Tobago's Dwight Yorke, effectively his employee, should have ignored it rather than confront the offending patrons.

Unanimously, the British media insisted that the monkey gestures and racist taunts aimed at the T&T star and Birmingham striker on Sunday was "small", "isolated" and, most importantly, "nothing like Spain".

Last Wednesday in Madrid, thousands of Spanish fans made sickening monkey chants whenever a black Englishman touched the ball.

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