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Racial Abuse in the Age of Twitter and Social Media – A Roundtable Discussion at Birkbeck

A seminar as part of the Business of Sport Seminar Series –
Given by: Kick It Out as part of the One Game, One Community weeks of action

Tuesday, October 18, 2012
Birkbeck College, London

In this roundtable discussion, a distinguished panel (including a former Premier League footballer and representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the FA, and a leading law firm, discuss the challenges faced by football in ensuring that the law on combating racial abuse is applied effectively in this new era of social media. Is it an impossible job? Or can the power of social media be mobilised to address the problem, not just in terms of prosecuting those that abuse, but also by educating a new generation on the necessity for Respect and Tolerance in football and in society?

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