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WORRIED FANS: 41% of BAME fans are hesitant to attend live sporting events due to the risk of racial and verbal abuse

 

41% of BAME fans are hesitant to attend live sporting events due to the risk of racial and verbal abuse.

As athletes across the sporting arena hit the headlines for racial abuse, what needs to be done to tackle the issue once and for all?

Vince Macaulay, Head Coach of the London Lions, discusses racism in sport and what the team is doing to tackle the issue head on.

Research done by the basketball club show that 41% of BAME fans are hesitant to attend live sporting events due to the risk of racial and verbal abuse, 42% of BAME fans feel that black men are misrepresented in UK sport and 29% of BAME fans believe that their sporting role models are misrepresented by the media.

 


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