Egypt reports 1,152 new COVID-19 cases, 47 fatalities    TSFE to develop, operate Bab Al-Azab historical area    Testing times    About the US protests    The flying winger    Lebanon threatened by famine    Reversal of fortunes in Libya    Ethiopian border ploys    Bank of America pledges $1 billion to address racial, economic inequality    National security legislation a bolster to Hong Kong's future    Misusing the Nile    Trio of talent    Egypt's right to water    Sudan urges UN Security Council to encourage GERD parties to refrain from 'unilateral measures'    China's Wuhan nearly tests its entire population detecting no new cases    Italian president warns coronavirus crisis ‘is not over'    Eight U.S. states holds primary elections on biggest voting day since coronavirus pandemic    Enjoy the online theatrical initiative "Laugh, Think, Know"    The joker - Obituary: Hassan Hosni (1931-2020)    Salah Taher 1911–2007    Blue ocean for Islamic finance industry    Culture Ministry discusses preventative measures for resumed activities    Egyptian and Irish theatre challenge the coronavirus    UK warns China against destroying the 'jewel' of Hong Kong with crackdown    Egypt's Zamalek close to signing Angola's Papel in summer    Tourism workers at 1,380 facilities receive over EGP 163m emergency aid    Britain's house prices decline by most since 2009 as coronavirus hits    Coronavirus reshapes music streaming habits of Egyptians: Deezer    Southampton manager Hasenhuettl signs four-year contract    Egypt may cancel mandatory quarantine for returning nationals: EgyptAir Holding Chairman    Egypt sets fixed prices for coronavirus treatment at private hospitals    Overall tonnage in Suez Canal falls in May due to coronavirus pandemic    EU calls for U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO    Egypt to update 2030 Vision in response to coronavirus crisis – minister    International Day of Yoga: Indian Embassy in Cairo launches free online classes on 2 June    Egypt has sufficient stocks of medicines, preventive supplies in all hospitals – minister    We Are One: Global film festival launches amid pandemic    Zamalek re-hang ‘Real Club of the Century' billboard after removing CAF logo    Armed Forces neutralise 19 militants in North Sinai operations    Protests escalate as Trump threatens military intervention    Egyptian Football Association to hold meeting for league's future: board member    Farwell to 89-year old Egyptian actor Hassan Hosny    Ethiopia says it won't accept Egypt's ‘historic rights' to Nile water    Egypt removes 484 illegal constructions and encroachments on Nile    Salah did not pressure administration to include players on team: Ghazal    European football set to restart despite coronavirus    Sisi congratulates Egyptians on occasion of Eid Al-Fitr    Egypt's 12 MPs came into contact with coronavirus infected parliamentarian    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Townsend hails Tottenham's Rose for speaking against racism
Published in Ahram Online on 08 - 04 - 2019

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has hailed Tottenham Hotspur full back Danny Rose's bravery for speaking out against racism and urged more players to join calls for the game's authorities to take more decisive action on racist abuse.
England international Rose said last week that he could not wait to leave football because he had had enough of the racism in the game and was frustrated by the response of the authorities to the abuse.
"Danny's a very brave man for coming out, being so honest and speaking the truth. Obviously I sympathise with him; we all support him," Townsend told reporters after Palace beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
"Luckily, so far, I haven't experienced racism but I know Danny has on more than one occasion. He's experienced it with the England Under-21s and the seniors in Montenegro the other day.
"We need more players like Danny to come out, be honest and speak the truth, to say what they really feel. Danny's an incredible person; hopefully the system can help Danny and he can enjoy his football again."
Juventus teenager Moise Kean also appeared to suffer racist abuse from the stands in a match at Cagliari in Serie A last week and there were more incidents in England this weekend.
Second-tier Wigan Athletic released a statement in support of Nathan Byrne after the defender was sent an abusive message on Twitter on Saturday, while Brentford confirmed a fan had been arrested at their ground for a racially-aggravated offence.
"Racism's crept back into our game a little bit, which is not great so we need Danny and the young lad at Juventus (Kean) to speak out because that will force action," Townsend added.
"I don't know why racism's still going on. We've got to move on in football and kick it out as much as we can. Hopefully the relevant organisations will do their best to stamp it out... They're working their very hardest to stamp it out once and for all."
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Clic here to read the story from its source.