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European Super League stitch-up shows football run for profit, not fans

19 April 2021
The move towards a European Super League is motivated by profit following a year of lockdown restrictions that have strangled some of the club’s income

Sheldon review into child sex abuse in football finds ‘institutional failings’

18 March 2021
A lack of safeguarding in football allowed perpetrators of sexual abuse “to hide and use their positions to ruin the lives of many children”.

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

15 December 2020
A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism

08 December 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

Letters : We made silence political 

01 May 2020
In Oxfordshire we wanted to make sure that last week’s Workers’ Memorial Day action to remember health and care staff was more than a silent protest.

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

07 November 2019
A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

LETTERS - The racism in football is not only about Bulgarian Nazis

22 October 2019
The racist behaviour by Bulgarian fans against black English footballers was disgusting.

Organise against the FLA and DFLA protests to push back the racists

10 April 2018
The Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) is trying to whip up racism against Muslims in Rochdale. 

Letters - How fans in Scotland threw football act into the dustbin

27 March 2018

Far right threat as Football Lads Alliance plans to march in Birmingham

20 March 2018
Anti-racists will take to the streets to oppose a planned march by the racist Football Lads Alliance (FLA) in Birmingham on Saturday.

Diane Abbott and trade unionists raise concerns about the Football Lads Alliance

06 October 2017
Labour’s shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and leading trade unionists have raised concerns about the Football Lads Alliance (FLA).

Anti-racists will be on the streets as the Football Lads Alliance plans to march

03 October 2017
The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) plans to put “thirty to forty thousand” onto the streets of central London this Saturday.

Organise against the Football Lads Alliance to rain on racists’ parade

01 August 2017
The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) tries to pretend it is respectable but has attracted some of the worst elements of the far right.

LETTERS: Fans are organising to stop the racist Football Lads Alliance

18 July 2017
Raymie Kiernan’s piece on the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) was timely (Socialist Worker, 5 July). As Raymie says, the FLA is trying to learn lessons from the English Defence League’s (EDL) implosion.

Hillsborough campaigners call for cops to be punished

03 May 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) is in crisis following the Hillsborough inquests. A jury last week found that 96 fans who died as a result of the 1989 football disaster were unlawfully killed. Former SYP chief superintendent David Duckenfield could face prosecution.

Hillsborough QC - can the cops offer justice for the 96?

03 May 2016
Mark George QC represented families at the Hillsborough Inquests. He told Sadie Robinson that the police’s role is hostile to the working class, but that it can also be resisted

Hillsborough campaigner on inquest results - 'I'm elated with the result, but angry at the system'

26 April 2016
Ninety six Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough football disaster were unlawfully killed.

Jury retires to consider its decisions in Hillsborough inquests

06 April 2016
The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has retired today, Wednesday, to consider its decisions. The jury will consider the medical cause and time of death of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough cops amended statements ‘significantly’

05 April 2016
Coroner Sir John Goldring is continuing to sum up evidence given to fresh inquests relating to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Hillsborough match commander admits he made mistake during day of disaster

08 March 2016
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield accepted that it was a mistake not to close the tunnel to pens 3 and 4, a court has heard.

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