Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many European Football stadiums particularly in Italy, and Spain. Recently the English national team which has many black players was subject to constant monkey chants and banana peels thrown on the field by fans at a friendly played in Spain.

I encourage everybody to visit the web site and do your part:

http://www.nike.com/standupspeakup/en/home.jsp?page=home

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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