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Racism in sport is a problem which is manifest around the world. It has led to a wide range of controversial incidents which have been reported in the media.

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) released a report[1] claiming that racial abuse and vilification is commonplace in Australian sport.[2]

Controversial incidents of racism in sport

The following incidents of alleged racism in sport received significant attention in the media.

Association Football

Association Football has a history of racism events. Some players may be targeted because of their association with an opposing team. However, there have been instances of individuals being targeted by their own fans.[3][4][5]

Some significant policies aimed at reducing racism in Association Football include Football Against Racism in Europe, Show Racism The Red Card, Rasismul strică fotbalul in Romania not all passed.

Australian Football

Australian Football has a history of racism, including some significant events, however the Australian Football League's racial vilification code has gone some way to reducing racism in the sport.




Rugby League



External links

sv:Rasism inom sport

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