Early warnings of rise in racism in football

Updated: 02 August 2011 22:33 IST

The head of British soccer's anti-racism body warns that extremists are trying to infiltrate the game, citing the massacre in Norway as a wake-up call.

Early warnings of rise in racism in football
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The head of British soccer's anti-racism body warns that extremists are trying to infiltrate the game, citing the massacre in Norway as a wake-up call.

Kick It Out chairman Herman Ouseley says extremists are "trying to win over the minds of young, vulnerable people." He adds that the carnage that left 77 dead in Norway "reminds us that the hatred ... exists not far from our shores."

Confessed Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik says he carried out last month's twin-attacks to launch a revolution against a Europe that he contends has been spoiled by Muslim immigration.

Ouseley is also a House of Lords member. He says there are people like Breivik "living among us in the UK and organizations that are very hateful."

Topics : Football Brazil Norway Portugal Bayern Munchen
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