October 9 – A new organisation entitled Football’s Black Coalition (FBC), has been launched by black coaches in the UK to lobby governing bodies to combat racism in the game.
The independent body plans to take a more hardline stance than other anti-racism watchdogs given that there are currently no black decision-makers at the top of the game in English football.
The group’s formation comes just over two weeks after former England forward and currently Queens Park Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand said the impact of taking a knee “has been diluted”.
Players and staff have been taking a knee before games in the Premier League and English Football League since the 2019-20 season restarted in June in order to show support for racial equality.
“Taking the knee will not bring about change in the game – actions will,” Ferdinand said.
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