Racism in Sports

UN joins soccer leaders to combat racism

March 21, 2013
By Associated Press
GENEVA -- The ugly side of the beautiful game emerged Thursday as the U.N.'s top human rights official joined soccer officials and players in calling for an end to the "crime" of racism in sport.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said racist insults and chants, Nazi salutes, petitions against players and denial of hiring based on color or ethnicity have no place in sports.

"Sport, at its best, is inclusive, generous-hearted, and fundamentally multicultural, ...

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