There is not one black coach in the top leagues of Europe's five major championships and footballers are just as bitter as black actors in Hollywood.
Chelsea and PSG are set to meet again in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 this year. Last year's fixture was marred by a hate crime by Chelsea fans in the Paris metro, and an anti-racism group has set up a welcome committee for the Blues' fans this time around.
Racist chanting halted play at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday as hosts Lazio suffered a 2-0 defeat that kept visitors' Napoli's sterling Serie A season on track.
Football, the world's most popular sport, struggles to fight the plagues of violence, sexism and racism that sully its name. Can it continue to ignore the skeletons in its closet?
There's something to be said for not mixing politics and sport. From racism to homophobia — an exploration of the conflict between football and identity politics.
Ferdinand brothers released a joint statement expressing their disappointment with FA and PFA's lack of action, while Gordon Taylor comes up with a ‘six-point action plan’ to stamp out racism.
TheHardTackle wonders if the case really has opened up a can of worms.
Euro 2012 can be hampered by a host of social problems according to a recent BBC documentary and various media houses. From Racism in stadiums, to social group and fans protesting against the tournament to political boycott of the games from other European nations due to reportedly inhumane treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko in prison by Ukranian officials. TheHardTackle exclusively interviews two well-known Polish Journalists to find out the truth behind the scenes.
TheHardTackle brings to you the worst five duds of the year as far as English Football is concerned. Andrei Arshavin, Fernando Torres, Blackburn Rovers FC, Racism and Refereeing features in that esteemed list.
With Racism rearing it's ugly head again in England, TheHardTackle takes a look at a game in Madrid that, to this day, is remembered for the disgraceful behavior of the Madrid crowd, for a slew of ugly fouls and player clashes, and for a look into things to come from Wayne Rooney!