I chose to compare Wales to Italy because I know of events in Italy which show discrimination and it has quite a history within Italy. The fact of the matter is Italian football hasn’t matured with the other countries of Europe, as many fans still discriminate against players from many different backgrounds. Intend to collect key research points then annotate them. After that will type up a draft questionnaire and then improve on it, then type up my investigation including my research. I will then commence with making improvements to my investigation and present my final version.
After that I will complete and evaluation and an appendix before handing in my entire investigation. Under my chosen topic of discrimination I can focus in on the allowing topics: Racism Sexism Nationality Religion Disability Refugees Over the course of investigating my chosen topic I will come across many heated discussions and I will ultimately answer the question how does discrimination in football in Wales compare to Italy. My conclusion will up everything I have learnt and researched along with answering the question have set myself.
Investigation Body Racism: Racism is clearly a problem in football with many players complaining about racist remarks coming from the opposition’s players; the opposition’s coaching staff and sometimes referees. In Wales players have recently implanted about racism and they’re from the amateur leagues, which shows how far racism has penetrated football. Tiger Bay F. C. , the team who reported the racism, specified various comments, abuse and hostility which was received during a match, the remarks coming from players, spectators and the match officials BBC. O. UK reported. One Of Tiger Bay F. C. ‘S players was racially abused by the referee, the manager said “The referee pulled his red card and issued to the wrong player. The team captain approached the referee and said ‘ref, you’re sending off the wrong player’, the referee looked t the player and said you all look to same’. The wrong player walked off the pitch and served a three-match ban when he’s not the one who was involved”. 60% of the people who completed a questionnaire said they experienced racism, 44% of them saying it was racism.
As my results show 60% of fans asked said they had witnessed or experienced racism and a recent survey taken online by Staffordshire University. The survey was taken by 2,000 football fans and players. They survey is dated from 2000 to when the survey was taken. The professor who carried out the survey, Professor Ellis Cashmere, stated “its part of football ultra”. He also believes “it’s either unnoticed or deliberately ignored”. The FAA (Football Association of Wales) apparently takes a “zero tolerance” approach to racism in Welsh football.
Just like in Wales players in Italy receive racist abuse from other players, in a pre-season friendly AC Milan player Kevin Prince-Boating walked off the pitch followed by other players when he received racist abuse from players and after that fans of fourth tier side Pro Patria SEC. Boating “stopped mid-play in the 26th minute, picked up the ball and kicked it into the crowd”. He did however applaud the traveling AC Milan NAS and some sections of the home team’s fans who applauded him off the pitch and who disassociated themselves from the section of the crowd who were racist.
Four of the Mila players received racist abuse but Boating was the only one who took action. On social networking sites such as Twitter the AC Milan director, Umber Gaining wrote ‘Very proud of the Milan players who decided to walk off the pitch today for racist abuse from a few idiots! ” many players came out onto Twitter to stress their support for his actions. Disability: Players and fans alike face discrimination against them because they are imply disabled, whether that is because they re dwarfs, deaf or have mental problems. One leading disability charity believes that “Premier League clubs are discriminating against their own fans”.
According to the BBC “only three top-flight stadiums currently provide the required the number of wheelchair spaces”. Two of these three are Welsh clubs, Cardiff City P. C. And Swansea City F. C. Of the 20 Premier League clubs of the 2013-2014 season 8 fail to offer even half of what they should under national guidelines. The problem has not changed for the last five years. In these eight clubs most of the disabled seats re behind the rest of the fans and at football games when there’s a chance fans stand up so the disabled people won’t be able to see what is happening.
Fourth bottom of the seating access list is Crystal Palace F. C and Chairman Steve Parish said “The club has taken steps to address the situation”. Steve Parish blamed the situation on previous owners who apparently “under invested for many years” in the ground. Unlike Wales Italian Series A club Sevenths give out free passes for under 14 year olds. The club has set up a free booking service which allows disabled fans with a 100% disabled eradicate to have a free ticket when accompanied by an adult.
The club says the ticket IS non-transferable and with the proper documentations the seats have been appropriately chosen for those who possess a wheelchair. Many people in both Wales and Italy face discrimination because of how their body works, in the case of disability. SST. John’s Deaf Club’s player got rejected from part-time teams because they were deaf and deafness does pose difficulties when on a football pitch with referees but a couple of deaf players decided to form a club specially for people who suffer from deafness.
The club compete against other deaf player football clubs across Europe in the Deaf Champions League and have been regarded as the Real Madrid of the deaf club scene. In Italy albino people who have been abused due to the way they look decided to group together and form a football club. Many of the albino players usually receive abuse from locals who try to hack them to death and get attacked regularly. Sexism: In Wales there omen managers in the Women League. In this league there are 15 teams which means only one team in the division has a male manager.
The Woman’s National tame is coach by female coach, Jar Maintained, who is a former Finnish player who now manages the Welsh Woman’s National side which shows how difficult it is for women managers to secure a job in their home country which is similar to Italy where their woman’s national side hasn’t had a woman manager since 2005 which definitely shows how difficult it is for women to secure a job in their home nation. In Wales the Welsh Football Trust has been offering to aspiring women managers a workshop to teach them the basics of management.
These have been running for the past decade according to the Welsh Football Trust. Wales hosted the 2013 BEEF U 19 Women’s Championship and “as part f the legacy there will be theory and practical workshops”. Whereas men have found it relatively easy to secure a job in women’s football not many women have secured a job in men’s football, this season a women manager took charge of a club but only lasted just over fourteen days but the vacant role left was soon filled by yet another female manager which is a revelation in football and shows that women are capable of managing a men’s teams with or without sexism.
Nationality: In Wales there is one club which includes players who are refugees and weren’t accepted into other teams which is mainly made up of Somalia men hose love of the game led them to creating a team for refugees looking to play. In Italy there is a town in the mountains called Rosary where refugees from Africa have come to locate themselves. Their story began in 2010 two African workers were shot dead which caused hundreds of migrant to rebel meaning they clashed with local police which drew anger from the Italian locals. The locals issued death threats to 1 ,500 migrants.
All 1,500 of those who received death threats were flown out of the town, to safety. The teams began to meet outside a small sporting complex wearing whatever they can, usually football jerseys of major world-wide clubs. The clubs was founded by a Catholic priest who thought the players could play their fear away. One player was forced to move from his home after having a child with a women of a different religion and didn’t want the child to be targeted in the future so with the child’s best interests at heart he moved to Rosary and started to play football for SOAK Boss. Bibliography Internet Website Name Date Accessed URL (www. . ) Welsh Football Trust 16-09-14 www. Healthfulness’s. Org. Effeminacy’s. Ink Wales www. FAA. Org. UK. /news/FAW91417. Ink Back News www. BBC. C. UK/news/UK-Wales-17324855 Mirror www. M. Mirror. Co. UK/sport/football/news/watch-video-of-AC-Milan- player-1 516492#ix223Datv1si4C9 BBC sport www. BBC. Ca. UK/sport/O/football/26630281 Books Book Title Book Author Publisher Date Published Newspaper/Magazine Article Title Found In Name Pages Date Off roof root #242 118-119 18-09-14 #238 90-94 Throughout my investigation I’ve been looking discrimination rates between Wales and Italy.
As I’ve been carrying out this investigation it has become clear to me that both countries see quite a lot of discrimination coming in most forms that I’ve stated. In Wales racism is shockingly quite high, mainly in the amateur leagues which means players who don’t even play full-time get racially abused for being black. Simply disabled, whether that is because they’re dwarfs, deaf or have mental spaces”. Two of these three are Welsh clubs, Cardiff City F. C. And Swansea City F. C. 8 clubs fail to offer even half of what they should under national guidelines.
The problem has not changed for the last five years. In these eight clubs most of the disabled seats are behind the rest of the fans and at football games when there’s a chance fans stand up so the disabled people onto be able to see what is happening. In Wales there omen managers in the Women League. In this league there are 15 teams which means only one team in the division has a male manager. Italy where their woman’s national side hasn’t had a woman manager since 2005 which definitely shows how difficult it is for women to secure a job in their home nation. Room Africa have come to locate themselves. Evaluation As I have a love for football I thought for my individual investigation I could investigate one of the biggest problems within football in these days, discrimination. I knew there were a couple of topics within discrimination I could focus in on. I feel my choice worked out as I enjoyed looking for research on my chosen topic, feel it could of worked out a bit better with possible other topics within discrimination to find and research.
If I was to do the investigation all over again I wouldn’t choose the topic of discrimination but I would most definitely keep it within football. Feel like had enough to say as my investigation was just fewer than 1 ,400 words leaving me with up to 600 words for my introduction, conclusion and evaluation. I am happy with how I went about my planning of my research. My research was relatively easy to complete. All it took was to look inside my favorite football magazine, Forecourt and a visit to BBC Sport and look up recent acts of discrimination which were worth reporting on.
On the other hand, it was difficult as I had to pick out relevant reports to make the investigation which took time as there were quite a lot of reports on discrimination. My chosen titles were varied enough for me to collect enough research to write a good paragraph or two on each topic. I feel have kept to my timeliness very ell, as all of my research was accounted for when it was due. I feel my presentation of my findings was quite good as it included relevant information and my graphs based on my questionnaires findings. F I was to complete this part again would look up my websites again and collect only relevant pictures to include in my investigation’s main body. The main body was set out clear as each topic within discrimination was under its own title. The main body was most definitely understandable as it was set very clearly, it also flowed very well. In future investigations the areas I would like to improve are the data election as I don’t believe my final questionnaire was up to a good enough quality to maximize the quality of data that was collected. Loud also improve on the planning stage as would pick a different title, one which would give me a more varied range of titles to research into. Appendix One Appendix Two Copy and paste your results tally here. For example in question one if you asked are you male or female Appendix Three Copy and paste your questionnaire results here – any graphs you made and didn’t use in your investigation and feedback from open ended questions.