On February 12, professor Gus John visited Sky News’ studios for an interview where he accused the coalition government of taking a back seat in the fight against racism in football. The following article was published on the Sky Sports website and contains excerpts from his contribution.
Race relations advisor Professor Gus John says the government should take the lead in attempts to eradicate racism from football.
Sky Sports News sent their Special Report team to a number of football grounds around the country where several incidents of vile chanting were recorded.
Professor John commended Sky Sports News for uncovering the footage but said that the onus was on individual clubs to monitor what went on in their stadium.
And John insists that a strong message from the government would help gives clubs the power and inclination needed to police their grounds.