“English football authorities should increase their levels of support within the work of anti-racism organisations, increasing their potency amongst white fans if racial discrimination is to be managed and controlled effectively in the future.”
England at the Euros: Fans against the Lions is a publication by Matty Wiggins that focuses on racism shown by England supporters after the final defeat to Italy on penalties in the Euros 2021/22. The subject of football is often clouded by judgement in terms of communicating with society, however, English football possesses the power to implement a successful progressive change. In addition, the publication features both positives and negatives with the element of expectation towards a nation that consistently creates stereotypes on skin colours and, cultural differences underpinned by postmodern times. English football continues to provide a concerning platform for racism.
Based on supporting the campaign ‘Kick It Out’, a stronger approach is required in the future role of anti-racism movements. By creating the nation’s highest watched team to become idols and promoting racial equality, creates a provocative piece to inspire others. Overall, the fundamental usage of engagement with inconsistent commitments to racial equality can be highlighted with questions raised about the next steps of these organisations.