24 Jun 2020

UK football confronts problems with race

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 24 June 2020

The United Kingdom is having a very intense and fast paced conversation about race which is entering new chapters weekly. Yesterday at the end of one of the first Premier League football games of the returning season a plane circled the Etihad Stadium in Manchester that read "White Lives Matter Burnley". 

The players had taken a knee before the game in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Burnley Football Club has said it is disgusted by this display. To discuss where the UK football world's relationship with race Karyn speaks to sociologist Dr Chris Porter from the Manchester Metropolitan University. 

No caption

Photo: BBC