Sport ‘Don’t feel sorry for us’ – Villa’s Mings reveals racial abuse, asks for unity
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It’s No Room For Racism weekend in the Premier League, yet Friday’s brought us another story of racial animus in the lives of its players.
Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings used his Twitter account to show a screen shot of a vile tweet calling him a hideous racial slur.
Mings, 28, responded, “Please don’t feel sorry for us, just stand side by side in the fight for change. Social media isn’t getting any safer without it …”
His club, of course, had his back.
“Aston Villa is disgusted by the appalling racist abuse directed towards Tyrone Mings. We condemn all forms of racial discrimination and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Tyrone, who is an inspirational figure at the forefront of the fight against racism,” Tweeted the Premier League outfit.
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Fulham nearly moved out of the drop zone for the first time since December thanks to a Tyrone Mings gaffe, but Mings made amends as Aston Villa won 3-1Fulham nearly moved out of the drop zone for the first time since early December when Aleksandar Mitrovic took advantage of a Tyrone Mings gaffe to put Fulham ahead in the 61st minute.
It’s been a visible year for racism in football, incident after incident revealed how far we have to come as a society even after the George Floyd killing spurred a series of Black Lives Matter and anti-racism gestures throughout the sport.
Since the calendar turned to 2021 we’ve seen:
Seemingly this won’t ever go away, but it’s alarming at how th hate doesn’t seem to have relented, as if there’s pride in the despicable views and no worries about putting them into the public and private space.
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