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Racism in world of sports: When colour plays spoilsport

Former New Zealand cricket skipper Ross Taylor has complained of facing racism thus giving validation to the presence of the malaise that has torpedoed the true spirit of sportsmanship. Here's looking back



Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has revealed he was offended by race-based remarks from teammates and staff in New Zealand dressing rooms during his career and said the country’s cricket board could do more to bring Polynesian talent into the sport
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Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has revealed he was offended by race-based remarks from teammates and staff in New Zealand dressing rooms during his career and said the country’s cricket board could do more to bring Polynesian talent into the sport
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English soccer stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were racially abused after they missed penalties against Italy at the European soccer championships last year
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English soccer stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were racially abused after they missed penalties against Italy at the European soccer championships last year
Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at the receiving end of racist abuse during a match between AC Milan and Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade last year
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Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at the receiving end of racist abuse during a match between AC Milan and Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade last year
South African great Hashim Amla was at the receiving end when late Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones referred to him as a terrorist in 2006
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South African great Hashim Amla was at the receiving end when late Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones referred to him as a terrorist in 2006
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton was a target of racist slur for Spanish fans
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Formula One star Lewis Hamilton was a target of racist slur for Spanish fans
Golf superstar Tiger Woods was ridiculed by Fuzzy Zoeller who said,
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Golf superstar Tiger Woods was ridiculed by Fuzzy Zoeller who said,
English cricketer Moeen Ali was called Osama by an Australian player - referring to dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden
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English cricketer Moeen Ali was called Osama by an Australian player - referring to dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden

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