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John Barnes calls out unconscious racism.

In episode 5, I look at John Barnes’ 7 minute talk on unconscious racism, and highlight the imprisonment of British-Sudanese football fan Ali Issa Ahmad, in the UAE, due to him wearing a Qatar shirt at the Asian Cup.

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Note how Barnes’ voice is muted towards the end of his interview.

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A campaign for equal rights. Introducing Lewes F.C- Britain’s most progressive club.

Episode 4, in which I say the words ‘Lewes FC’ a lot. I delve into the history of women’s football and amateur football club Lewes F.C’s stance on equal rights for their players, also highlighting their open letter to the F.A board which looks to address the gender pay gap in the F.A Cup.

Check the video from Lewes FC Women regarding the #FACupPrizeGap

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Iranian women’s fight for equal rights. An interview with OpenStadiums

In this month’s episode, the World Cup brings women’s rights into focus. I interview Iranian activist Sarah of @openstadiums. We discuss her campaign to allow women access to stadiums for sporting events in her home country of Iran.

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Wembley’s proposed sale reviewed, and a tale of two Sterlings.

The construction of Wembley stadium was both over budget and late in its completion. I look at the possible long-term implications of a governing body without a national stadium as the F.A’s proposed sale to Fulham F.C owner Shahid Kahn, appears to be gathering steam,. Later in the show, I review the media’s treatment of Raheem Sterling ask whether there will come a time when athletes call out their critics.

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All reports cited in the podcast can be found below.

2003 Report on public funding for Wembley

2002 England National Stadium Review by Patrick Carter

2001 DCMS Wembey National Stadium Project: Into Injury Time