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'Significant' racism in football

Racism remains a 'significant problem' in British football and more must be done to tackle racism and discrimination in the game, MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport committee have said.

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MPs: 'FA should be using social media to tackle racism'

We heard evidence that social media has become a tool for the spread of racist and abusive content, but it is also a potential means of combating the ignorance and prejudice that lie behind such behaviour.

We believe that the football authorities should be using this developing forum for communication and debate to spread positive messages about equality and diversity, and also to speak out strongly against instances of racist abuse when they occur.

– Committee chairman John Whittingdale

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