John Solomos, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, has responded to news that incidents of discrimination in football have increased this season compared to the same period the previous year.
He has researched and written widely on the history and contemporary forms of race and ethnic relations in Britain.
Prof Solomos said: “The controversy about the racist behaviour of some Chelsea supporters in Paris has highlighted the continuing role of racism in football, despite all the campaigns that have been organised over the years.
"Alongside other recent events, this renewed public debate about racism in football highlights the reality that expressions of racism have never disappeared among the everyday cultures of football supporters.”
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