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'We will shoot you', former England all-rounder Phillip DeFreitas opens up on receiving death threats, facing racism during career
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'We will shoot you', former England all-rounder Phillip DeFreitas opens up on receiving death threats, facing racism during career

Former England all-rounder Phillip DeFreitas said he received death threats from the National Front, a far-right fascist political party in the United Kingdom.

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton condemns Bernie Ecclestone's 'ignorant' racism comments
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Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton condemns Bernie Ecclestone's 'ignorant' racism comments

Six-times world champion Hamilton, who has launched a commission to help motorsport engage more young people from black backgrounds, said the “ignorant and uneducated” comments highlighted “exactly what is wrong”.

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy says educating cricketers on racism as important as doping, corruption
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Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy says educating cricketers on racism as important as doping, corruption

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Sunday said just like awareness around anti-doping or anti-corruption it is important to educate young cricketers on anti-racism at a systematic level to reduce discrimination and promote the value of diversity.

IOC's stance of banning athletes from taking a knee a 'clear breach of human rights', says Global Athlete
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IOC's stance of banning athletes from taking a knee a 'clear breach of human rights', says Global Athlete

The stance of the IOC in potentially banning athletes who kneel in support of anti-racism protests is a breach of human rights, the Global Athlete movement said on Sunday.

ICC says it will take 'common sense approach' to dealing with potential symbols of protest in future games
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ICC says it will take 'common sense approach' to dealing with potential symbols of protest in future games

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will take a “common sense approach” to deal with any potential Black Lives Matter protests by the players, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan says racism not restricted to skin colour, religious discrimination part of it too
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Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan says racism not restricted to skin colour, religious discrimination part of it too

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Tuesday contributed to the global debate around racism, saying "it is not just restricted to the skin colour" and one could also be racially abused due to his religion.

Not athletes' job to fix racism, we must study the true extent of the problem, says Sport England board member Chris Grant
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Not athletes' job to fix racism, we must study the true extent of the problem, says Sport England board member Chris Grant

Professional sportpersons including Lewis Hamilton and Raheem Sterling have become leading voices in the anti-racism movement amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.

US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal
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US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider repealing a policy requiring national team players to stand during the national anthem.

George Floyd death: West Indies star Chris Gayle says he’s been a victim of racism too, cricket not free from such discrimination
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George Floyd death: West Indies star Chris Gayle says he’s been a victim of racism too, cricket not free from such discrimination

Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Monday said he has faced racist remarks several times in his career because of the colour of his skin, claiming that the gentleman's game was not free of racism.

Vitoria Guimaraes condemn racist remarks aimed at Porto's Moussa Marega, launch investigation into incident
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Vitoria Guimaraes condemn racist remarks aimed at Porto's Moussa Marega, launch investigation into incident

Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes have launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium during a league game at the weekend.

Serie A: Lazio fined $22,000 for racist chants aimed at Brescia striker Mario Balotelli during game
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Serie A: Lazio fined $22,000 for racist chants aimed at Brescia striker Mario Balotelli during game

Lazio were fined 20,000 euros and at least temporarily avoided a stadium closure on Wednesday after their fans targeted Brescia striker Mario Balotelli with racist chants.

Serie A: Mario Balotelli free to leave Brescia in January transfer window, says club president Massimo Cellino
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Serie A: Mario Balotelli free to leave Brescia in January transfer window, says club president Massimo Cellino

Italian striker Mario Balotelli can leave Brescia on a free transfer in January as his game is not suited to a relegation scrap, the Serie A club’s president Massimo Cellino has said.

New Zealand vs England: Seamer Jofra Archer says he has moved on from racial abuse, NZC apologises
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New Zealand vs England: Seamer Jofra Archer says he has moved on from racial abuse, NZC apologises

Jofra Archer, who was born in Barbados and represents England, tweeted that he had found it 'a bit disturbing' to hear racial insults coming from one person in the crowd while he was batting.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum says he would walk off pitch if racially abused, even if in final of a big tournament
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Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum says he would walk off pitch if racially abused, even if in final of a big tournament

Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said he would walk off the pitch if he was subjected to racist abuse, even during a major European final.

Serie A: Cagliari escape punishment for racist fan chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku in Inter Milan's 2-1 win
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Serie A: Cagliari escape punishment for racist fan chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku in Inter Milan's 2-1 win

Cagliari have escaped punishment for the racist chanting their fans aimed at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku in a Serie A match earlier this month, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced Tuesday.

South Africa vs Pakistan: PCB expresses disappointment at ICC's suspension of Sarfaraz Ahmed over racist remark row
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South Africa vs Pakistan: PCB expresses disappointment at ICC's suspension of Sarfaraz Ahmed over racist remark row

Sazrfaraz Ahmed was on Sunday handed a four-match suspension by ICC for directing racist remarks towards South Africa pacer Andile Phehlukwayo.

South Africa vs Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed handed four-match suspension for racist remarks towards Andile Phehlukwayo
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed handed four-match suspension for racist remarks towards Andile Phehlukwayo

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been suspended for four matches after accepting that he was in breach of the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code for Participants following an incident that occurred during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban on Tuesday.

US Open 2018: Fifty years after breaking racial barriers and making history, Arthur Ashe’s legacy lasts well beyond tennis
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US Open 2018: Fifty years after breaking racial barriers and making history, Arthur Ashe’s legacy lasts well beyond tennis

Fifty years ago, when tennis broke down barriers between amateurs and professionals, Arthur Ashe won the first US ‘Open’ tournament to cross over the racial divide in 1968.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's Fernandinho faces racist remarks, death threats after own goal against Belgium
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's Fernandinho faces racist remarks, death threats after own goal against Belgium

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday, when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Russia.

Serie A: League officials spare Cagliari of blame after club's fans racially target Juventus' Blaise Matuidi
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Serie A: League officials spare Cagliari of blame after club's fans racially target Juventus' Blaise Matuidi

Serie A club Cagliari will not be punished for racist chanting by their fans against Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, the Italian league said on Tuesday.