Damien Duff and Brian Kerr call on Government to help tackle racism in sport

The Government is today been urged to spend more on tackling racism and homophobia in sport.

Former Ireland international Damien Duff joined students at St Kilian's Senior National School in Tallaght, Dublin today to say No to discrimination.

Former Ireland manager and director of Sport Against Racism Ireland Brian Kerr was also there.

He said that given our diverse society there are more opportunities for people to be abusive and discriminatory.

He says change needs to come from the top.

"I think it's a very important time for the Government to think about the idea of spending decent sums of money, because I think that there's a potential for a change of attitudes in Irish society if we don't invest in these types of events," he said.


KEYWORDS: sport, soccer, Ireland, racism

 

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