Recently, there have been increased cases of racial abuse in the football world, which has to be dealt with accordingly.
Incidents have sadly been widespread during the 2018/19 season and it has led to a number of players having to speak out on the matter.
Tottenham defender Danny Rose even stated he cannot wait to retire due to racial abuse in a recent powerful interview.
“How I programme myself is that I think I’ve got five or six more years left in football, and I just can’t wait to see the back of it,” Rose said, per BBC.
“Seeing how things are done in the game at the minute, you just have to get on with it.
“There is so much politics in football. I can’t wait to see the back of it.”
It really is a troubling time and an English publication have shockingly revealed that none of the three major footballing bodies in England – The FA, Premier League and EFL – keep a detailed record of racial incidents.
According to the paper, the FA do not record incidents of racial abuse directed at players from fans because it is not their responsibility.
They only have jurisdiction when it involves abuse committed by players, managers and officials.
As for the Premier League and the EFL, they have confirmed they do not compile a detailed log on racial incidents as they cannot act as a disciplinary body.
While they may not be able to hand out punishments, the fact that key details are not recorded in any case is evidence of how concerning the situation has become.
The three footballing bodies also do not work together when it comes to racial abuse.
A statement from FA said: “The FA encourages any player who has been subjected to discriminatory abuse to report it immediately to the referee.
“The FA investigates all forms of discriminatory abuse at any level of the game, working closely with our partners at Kick It Out.”