'Little is being done': One year on from Bulgaria, football's fight against racism and discrimination is only just beginning

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England's players wait on the pitch during a temporary interruption of the Euro 2020 Group A football qualification match between Bulgaria and England due to incidents with fans, at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on October 14, 2019. (Photo by Stringer / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
England's players wait on the pitch during a temporary interruption of the Euro 2020 Group A football qualification match between Bulgaria and England due to incidents with fans, at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on October 14, 2019. (Photo by Stringer / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images) England's players wait on the pitch during a temporary interruption of the Euro 2020 Group A football qualification match between Bulgaria and England due to incidents with fans, at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on October 14, 2019. (Photo by Stringer / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images) Football's year of shame: On and off the pitch kirk triplett golf black lives matter spt intl_00033124.jpg
kirk triplett golf black lives matter spt intl_00033124.jpg kirk triplett golf black lives matter spt intl_00033124.jpg Why BLM is important to golfer Kirk Triplett LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on July 16, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on July 16, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on July 16, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images) Black footballers too 'scared' to look at social media due to racist abuse, says Zaha Difference Makers Angel McCoughtry WNBA Black Lives Matter Say Her Name spt intl_00005028.jpg
Difference Makers Angel McCoughtry WNBA Black Lives Matter Say Her Name spt intl_00005028.jpg Difference Makers Angel McCoughtry WNBA Black Lives Matter Say Her Name spt intl_00005028.jpg Angel McCoughtry and WNBA team up to "Say Her Name" BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: Laureus Academy Member Michael Johnson attends Laureus Sport For Good Award Presentation at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Laureus)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: Laureus Academy Member Michael Johnson attends Laureus Sport For Good Award Presentation at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Laureus) BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: Laureus Academy Member Michael Johnson attends Laureus Sport For Good Award Presentation at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Laureus) If you're not using your platform, 'you're complicit,' says Olympic great Michael Johnson BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Christian Kabasele of Watford takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on June 25, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Christian Kabasele of Watford takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on June 25, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images) BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Christian Kabasele of Watford takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on June 25, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images) Christian Kabasele says online racist abuse 'is worse' than incidents in stadiums
Michael Holding: 'People need to understand about the dehumanisation of the Black race' In this photo taken on March 7, 2017, West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who is playing with local team Hung Hom JD Jaguars at the 2017 DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz cricket tournament, poses for AFP in Hong Kong.
Foreign players have tentatively endorsed the return of international cricket to Pakistan after their whirlwind trip to Lahore for Sunday's heavily guarded Pakistan Super League final. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)
In this photo taken on March 7, 2017, West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who is playing with local team Hung Hom JD Jaguars at the 2017 DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz cricket tournament, poses for AFP in Hong Kong.
Foreign players have tentatively endorsed the return of international cricket to Pakistan after their whirlwind trip to Lahore for Sunday's heavily guarded Pakistan Super League final. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) In this photo taken on March 7, 2017, West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who is playing with local team Hung Hom JD Jaguars at the 2017 DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz cricket tournament, poses for AFP in Hong Kong.
Foreign players have tentatively endorsed the return of international cricket to Pakistan after their whirlwind trip to Lahore for Sunday's heavily guarded Pakistan Super League final. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) How a Black cricketer found out he was being called a racial slur by watching Netflix WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Christian Kabasele of Watford leaves the pitch after being sent off during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vicarage Road on January 01, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Christian Kabasele of Watford leaves the pitch after being sent off during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vicarage Road on January 01, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Christian Kabasele of Watford leaves the pitch after being sent off during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vicarage Road on January 01, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Christian Kabasele details horrific racist abuse in Bulgaria MaliVai Washington of the United States serves toAlberto Mancini during their Men's Singles first round match of the United States Open Tennis Championship on 31 August 1993 at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)
MaliVai Washington of the United States serves toAlberto Mancini during their Men's Singles first round match of the United States Open Tennis Championship on 31 August 1993 at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images) MaliVai Washington of the United States serves toAlberto Mancini during their Men's Singles first round match of the United States Open Tennis Championship on 31 August 1993 at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images) Mal Washington: 'We've a responsibility to do more than just hit a ball' DONCASTER, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Darren Moore manager of Doncaster Rovers looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Keepmoat Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
DONCASTER, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Darren Moore manager of Doncaster Rovers looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Keepmoat Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) DONCASTER, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Darren Moore manager of Doncaster Rovers looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Keepmoat Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) New coaching scheme launched to boost diversity in English football MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP poses for a photo in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP poses for a photo in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP poses for a photo in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) How Lewis Hamilton is carving his legacy off the F1 track GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Tiger Woods of the United States and Lee Westwood of England walks off the 12th during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Tiger Woods of the United States and Lee Westwood of England walks off the 12th during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Tiger Woods of the United States and Lee Westwood of England walks off the 12th during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) Lee Westwood: Golf probably hasn't addressed racial diversity enough WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Natasha Cloud marches to the MLK Memorial to support Black Lives Matter and to mark the liberation of slavery on June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Natasha Cloud marches to the MLK Memorial to support Black Lives Matter and to mark the liberation of slavery on June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Natasha Cloud marches to the MLK Memorial to support Black Lives Matter and to mark the liberation of slavery on June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images) WNBA star says wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts is 'not enough'
Willy T. Ribbs, motorsport's Black pioneer BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 28: Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group, looks on in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 28, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 28: Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group, looks on in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 28, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 28: Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group, looks on in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 28, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) 'In a lot of cases, Black people are more racist than White people' GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29: Weston McKennie of Schalke gives his team instructions during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Union Berlin at Veltins-Arena on November 29, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29: Weston McKennie of Schalke gives his team instructions during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Union Berlin at Veltins-Arena on November 29, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Bongarts/Getty Images) GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29: Weston McKennie of Schalke gives his team instructions during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Union Berlin at Veltins-Arena on November 29, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Bongarts/Getty Images) ​​Schalke midfielder recalls being called n-word and 'ape' (CNN)October 14, 2019 should have been a day of reckoning for European football.

October 14, 2019 qualifying match for Euro 2020 were subjected to abhorrent racist abuse READ: Racism and homophobia on the rise in football, according to Kick It Out report Bulgarian fans perform Nazi salutes against England. Bulgarian fans perform Nazi salutes against England. England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with the referee while the game is halted. England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with the referee while the game is halted. research carried out by FAREnet in 2014 the current figure READ: Racism in football 'worse now than it was five years ago,' says UK anti-racism head Fighting racism in football: The managers' perspective Fighting racism in football: The managers' perspective Fighting racism in football: The managers' perspective
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READ: Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says he's 'scared' to open Instagram due to number of racist messages Christian Kabasele says online racist abuse 'is worse' than incidents in stadiums Christian Kabasele says online racist abuse 'is worse' than incidents in stadiums Christian Kabasele says online racist abuse 'is worse' than incidents in stadiums
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