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FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb: ‘Racism in English Football Overt’

Chelsea youth coach Eddie Newton
Chelsea youth coach Eddie Newton

(BBC) – The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force says racism in English football is “right in front of your face”.

Jeffrey Webb said discrimination was overt and highlighted the lack of black and ethnic minority people in boardrooms and dugouts.

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has described racism as a “hidden problem”.

But Webb said: “It’s not hidden. It’s hidden from a discussion standpoint. No-one wants to deal with it.”

Webb, who is also the governing body’s vice-president and head of the confederation covering the Caribbean, North and Central America, used Chelsea youth coach Eddie Newton as an example of the problem.

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