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THERE IS MORE TO LEARN | by jacquesy_m
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said football does not have a problem with racism on the field and any incidents should be settled by a handshake, whilst The English Football Association has recently probed two cases of alleged racism in England. The case with Footballer Luis Suarez was an example of an individual not understanding the actual definition of racial abuse as he defended himself by saying “They are just words people regularly use in my hometown, Uruguay”. Why is there this ball of confusion, why must a whole football team defend a player who was clearly racist by wearing t-shirts with the player thrusting his fist in the air?

The problem we have is that even the Individuals at the top of the game, have no understanding of what racism entails, and how it can affect the victim. When a section of the stadium makes monkey chants, how must that be resolved? Is a £2000 fine enough? Why haven’t those particular people responsible been educated before entering a stadium?

The ‘THERE IS MORE TO LEARN’ Campaign is not only to raise awareness similar to the ‘SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD’ campaign but to also help our society to gain more of an understanding on the issue. We need in-depth conversation about how we can go forward as one race. There is actually still more to learn about racism.

The Logo on the t-shirt reads RACISM on one side and THERE IS MORE TO LEARN on the other, I hope to invert the colours on the t-shirt, and stitch 2 opposite coloured t-shirts together. These t-shirts will be worn at football matches across the nation, and within the public sphere to raise awareness.

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Taken on January 16, 2012