‘Football is not a hotbed of intolerance’

Duleep Allirajah says anti-racism campaigners are ruining the beautiful game.

Last week, Nicolas Anelka’s supposedly anti-Semitic goal celebration made him the latest pariah in English football’s ongoing anti-racism crusade. To make sense of this latest furore, I spoke to spiked’s sports columnist, Duleep Allirajah. He argues that anti-racism campaigns have become about finding offence rather than fighting for equality, and that the censoring of fans and players is, in the process, choking the life out of English football. Listen and download below.

 

 

 

Tom Slater is assistant editor at spiked.

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