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Sol Campbell: 'There's a surprising, sad underbelly of abuse in football' - BBC Sport
The disturbing racial bias of The Greatest Dancer
Race-related issues have reared their head before on audience-controlled reality shows. Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother and Love Island have all repeatedly pointed to the same result: that Britain has a clear preference, unconscious or otherwise, for caucasian contestants.
UK  racism  hooliganism  far-right  violence  football  BAME  Gesellschaft  society  bias  prejudice  stereotype  discrimination 
7 weeks ago by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Amal Fashanu 'knows of seven' gay Premier League footballers
[ also, gay players having staight-in-the-know wags. playing the straight relationship for money. ] Amal Fashanu 'knows of seven' gay Premier League footballers [...] believes "the footballing world is extremely dark" and says that as time passes people will start "opening up" with their stories. [...] 'half the people don't know what it is to live like that' having 1.000.000 google search results for your name.
Soccer  business  of  sport  homophobic  Homophobia  hate  speech  hate  crime  gay  rights  gay  marriage  public  sentiment  public  awareness  football  gossip  culture  gossip  Tabloid  business  model  exploitation  celebrity  celebrity  culture  mental  health  well  being 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
David Beckham's decision to donate Paris St-Germain wages to charity is a PR masterstroke, claims expert - Telegraph
Milligan said the Beckham brand was built on three pillars: football, fashion and ambassadorial roles.
“He always talks about giving something back,” he added.
“So, the charitable donation piece is part of the development of that side of the Beckham brand.
“He’s often regarded as quite down-to-earth – even though he lives this multi-millionaire lifestyle – and hasn’t forgotten his roots.
“This is why he’s been so successful with so many different audiences around the world.
“It’s part of that developed and quite intentional brand narrative that Beckham’s been about.”
football  CSR  PR  sports  branding  sport  brand  Corporate  Social  Responsibility  public  relations  David  Beckham 
february 2013 by asterisk2a

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