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Default Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (What's the MATA, AVB? Feeling BLUE?)

Racism row: lawyer reveals black footballers' association talks

A leading human rights barrister has said talks over a separate black footballers' association have begun.
Peter Herbert, who chairs the Society of Black Lawyers, says the discussions are at a preliminary stage, but involve several players from various levels, including the Premier League.

Herbert says the new organisation would provide a more "radical" and "vigorous" approach to combating racism.
The working title for the proposed body is the Black Players' Association.

"I think there comes a point in any community's life or experience where enough is enough," he said.
"People appear to have decided they have to do something more vigorously."

A number of players refused to wear T-shirts supporting the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign at the weekend after Jason Roberts made it clear some black players were unhappy with the organisation's failure to make inroads on the issue.
It has not been revealed whether Roberts is involved in the new group.

Football Association chairman David Bernstein says a breakaway organisation would not be the best way to deal with the issue.
"Fragmentation isn't in anyone's interest. Great passions are involved here. I hope sense prevails and people can work together," said Bernstein.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20048531

Be on the lookout as this gives Suarez the go ahead for the Bi-Racial Uruguayan Footballers' Association. And Terry can have his own White Adulterers' FA too.
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