ANALYSIS: RACISM IN SPORT - How Racism Has Become a Striking Problem for European Football ; Arsenal's Thierry Henry Is Latest Black Star to Suffer Terrible Abuse in a Match
Shaw, Phil, The Independent (London, England)
WHEN HE is going forward, Thierry Henry is among the most feared and revered sights in European football. But as the cigarette lighters, coins, bananas and racial abuse rained down on Arsenal's black French striker in the Champions League game at PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, it was as if he had gone back in time.
Back to an era which football hoped had gone for good. Back to the days of non-white players being routinely berated from the stands, not to mention by opponents, simply because of the colour of their skin. And back to when the English game - which has welcomed Henry and dozens of other black players from all around the world in recent years - had the worst …
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Publication information: Article title: ANALYSIS: RACISM IN SPORT - How Racism Has Become a Striking Problem for European Football ; Arsenal's Thierry Henry Is Latest Black Star to Suffer Terrible Abuse in a Match. Contributors: Shaw, Phil - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 27, 2002. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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