Discrimination

Shakhtar's Brazilian player Taison, right, reacts as he leaves the pitch after he was red-carded for his reaction on racial abuse, while Dynamo Kyiv Mykola Shaparenko, center, calmed him down, during Premier League soccer match in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Shakhtar's Dodo, left, looks on. The Ukrainian Premier League on Monday called for an inquiry after a Brazilian player for Shakhtar Donetsk was sent off for responding to racist abuse with an obscene gesture. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Osipov)
November 12, 2019 - 1:22 pm
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police want to identify and find about 20 Dynamo Kyiv fans as part of an investigation into racist abuse directed at Shakhtar Donetsk player Taison. The Brazilian midfielder left the field in tears after reacting to the abuse in Sunday's game by showing an obscene...
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United States forward Carli Lloyd, left, defender Emily Sonnett, center, and midfielder Rose Lavelle celebrate Lloyd's second goal against Sweden during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
November 09, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 7:25 am
ROME (AP) — The ball that Mario Balotelli angrily kicked high into the stands out of frustration because of racist chants is still traveling. Figuratively speaking, at least. In a Serie A season that has been marred by discriminatory slurs from the outset, Balotelli's outburst has prompted more...
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Rugby fans surround the bus of the South African Springbok rugby team, during a victory parade in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning team have started a five-day victory tour where they will carry the trophy across the country. South Africa beat England in Saturday’s final in Japan to clinch a third World Cup title. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
November 07, 2019 - 5:12 am
With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one of those townships, stood in the...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:10 pm
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to leave the field due to racist chants directed at him by Hellas Verona fans during a top-tier soccer game in Italy on Sunday. Visibly upset as he fought for the ball near the corner flag at the end of the stadium where the monkey...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli's most important kick on Sunday had nothing to do with the curling shot that he whipped into the top corner of the goal from beyond the box. Rather, it was the drop-kick the Brescia striker made moments earlier when he booted a ball high into the stands to express his...
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South Africa fans celebrate at the Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, after their team's victory in the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England being played in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. South Africa defeated England 32-12. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
November 02, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Black and white, they sat together on the edge of the dusty township street where Nelson Mandela once lived and watched their Springboks win the Rugby World Cup again. The late Mandela would surely have liked what he saw — both the picture of unity among the South...
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Roma's Edin Dzeko talks to fans as the match was briefly suspended because fans were making racist chants against Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Napoli, at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 02, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ROME (AP) — Discriminatory chants prompted a Serie A soccer game between Roma and Napoli to be briefly suspended Saturday. Referee Gianluca Rocchi made the decision in the second half after Roma fans aimed anti-territorial chants at Napoli. Such chants are often used by supporters to deride an...
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South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after South Africa defeated England to win the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 02, 2019 - 12:36 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Siya Kolisi grabbed the Webb Ellis Cup, gave it a kiss and hoisted it high as fireworks exploded and his teammates — black and white — rejoiced behind him. A blowout victory in the Rugby World Cup final for the Springboks. Yet another transcendent moment for post-apartheid...
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South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates after the Rugby World Cup semifinal at International Yokohama Stadium between Wales and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. South Africa won 19-16. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — It was the week after Siya Kolisi's fourth birthday when Nelson Mandela presented Springboks captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in a defining moment for rugby, and for South Africa. Kolisi was 16 when the Springboks won their second Rugby World Cup title. There was no...
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