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Marko Arnautovic’s Suspension Brings Racism in Football Into Focus, Including in India

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic was suspended from the team’s Euro 2020 game against the Netherlands for his alleged racist comment against a North Macedonian player.

Austria football team player Marko Arnautovic’s allegedly racist comments after scoring against North Macedonia in their Euro 2020 match have earned him a suspension for one game from UEFA. Racism in football is widespread and  Austria has not remained immune to it either. We talk to Nikola Staritz, a football coach and anti discrimination expert, on racism in Austrian football and society as a whole. 420 Grams panelist deliberate on the issue of racism in the game, and former India player Ishfaq Ahmed elaborate further on the casual racism on the Indian playing fields, including the top domestic leagues.

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