Racial Abuse in football is gradually becoming alarming of late. The Scottish football federation is currently investigating a 12-year-old boy who is reportedly involved in a racial scandal. The Police launched the investigation following allegations of abuse during a match last year. The match, which was played on 29 December, had a case of racial injustice on it, and it has raised questions.
The match was between Celtic and Rangers, the rivals of the Scottish League. When it happened, the boy who is said to have committed the crime is the between Celtic and Scottish Premiership clash with Celtic on Sunday 29 December.
The boy was not identified at that time, but a recent report shows that they have found the boy behind the crime. His name was not mentioned due to some legal reasons, but the boy is a 12-years-old boy, and all legal charges and actions will be taken against him. Racial abuse in football has been a trend of recent, and football governing bodies are not going to fold their hands about it. Nigerian ex-international John Obi Mikel was racially abused in their last game against Fenerbahce in the Turkish league, with the club doing everything to condemn the act.
The Fight Against Racial Abuse in Football is a Fight for Everybody
Supt Mark Sutherland had stated in a statement, he said that any form of abuse was “completely unacceptable” and that the force would continue to investigate any further claims. Abuse can come from anybody, and the penalty will be given no matter the age of the offender. Recently in the English Premier League, a Bournemouth fan who is also a teen was given a ban because of similar action.
The fight against racism is one that everybody will together to tackle in respect the race, continent, or country. Football is a game of peace and a uniting game as well; racism will not spoil the fun and love that exist in the game. The fight against racism should be a concern for every football league as it will someday affect us if we don’t take note of it.