Racism at the 2018 World Cup
On June 14th, soccer players and representatives from thirty-two countries met in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Leading up to the major event, concerns over the potential for racism in the host country grew. It was even reported that England national team defender, Danny Rose, discouraged his family from attending this year’s championship over fears of targeted racism against them by soccer fans from other countries. The issue of racism has been a consistent concern for FIFA over the past few years.