Tag Archives: football

Blame Game: Migrant Workers and the 2022 World Cup

The latest update in the controversy leading up to Qatar’s 2022 World Cup comes from reports that workers are now participating in a “Workers Cup,” which began this week.  In the tournament, put on jointly by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Qatar Stars League, 24 teams of laborers employed by World […]

“Non ci sono italiani neri!” The struggle to be black in the Bel Paese

The last few months have seen both Italian and international press roaring with reports of racism in the, apparently not so, Bel Paese[i]. Much of the reported abuse has focused on two of Italy’s most high-profile black Italians: Cecile Kyenge and Mario Balotelli. Both Kyenge and Balotelli are Italian citizens, both are black and both […]