A poll for Sky Sports News claims that 86% of fans have witnessed racism at a football match at least once, with the figure rising to 93% among supporters from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. One in five (20%) witness racism – including gestures, chants and abuse – often or every time they attend a match. That figure rises to more than one in four (26%) among BAME fans. Over 1,000 football fans – UK adults who attend multiple professional or semi-professional football matches each year – took part in the Sky survey they claim.
Marko Arnautovic was left on the bench by Manuel Pellegrini until the 68th minute and when he came on it failed to make a difference.
Hammer Ryan Fredericks appeared to blow his big chance yesterday to nail down the number one spot for right back, Manuel Pellegrini showed faith in the young defender after an impressive performance against Liverpool last Monday night but he failed to show the same consistency at Selhurst Park he demonstrated at the London Stadium.
By Colin Gates
So Marko Arnautovic signed a new contract to motivate him to give his best for West Ham, so what!
Twenty four hours on and I am still trying to make sense of Marko Arnautovic’s apparent change of heart and commitment to the Hammers.
Over the Christmas holidays, I have been watching the Netflix documentary series called Sunderland Till I Die.
West Ham published their financial accounts last Friday on the club’s official website although the accounts have yet to make their way to the companies house website.