Media review: Bulgaria v England racism

Tweet By MATTHEW WATKINSON The truly horrifying scenes of racism throughout England’s EURO 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria has united UK’s media in pushing for UEFA to do more. In 2009 UEFA introduced a three-step protocol to fight the challenge football faces in eradicating racism, and the protocol came into effect for the first-time during England’s 6-0 win over Bulgaria. Speaking after the abhorrent scenes, Harry Kane questioned UEFA’s strategy. “Whether UEFA protocol is strong enough I’m not sure,” he said. “It is unacceptable to be racist once so I feel…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: An analysis of British and American media

Tweet By Matthew Watkinson Sub-editor: Jacob Panons Media analysis of the Women’s World Cup throughout both American and British media outlets showed that whilst it is rapidly progressing in terms of coverage of women’s football, the media still focus on individual moments and favour creating talking points around celebrations for example, instead of the tactical elements of the game and achievements such as progressing to the World Cup final in the case of the US Women’s National Team. After England were beaten in the semi-finals of the tournament by the USWNT,…

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