PORTADOWN Football Club officials moved swiftly this week to issue a lifetime ban following an incident of racist abuse towards Dungannon Swifts goalkeeper, Alvin Rouse, on Saturday. It is understood that a comment was made towards the Barbados international towards the end of last weekend’s Carling Premiership draw.
Other supporters in the away end at Dungannon’s Stangmore Park contacted matchday stewards and the offender was ejected from the ground.
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Do better athletes receive more racist chants?
Barbados-born goal-keep Alvin Rouse has long been a target of racist taunts and chants, but it looks like the Irish Football Association is moving to bring some respect to the stands by fining the teams whose fans engage in racist name calling. Last August Ballymena United was fined for the racist calls against Rouse by some fans.
In the most recent episode, it was the Portadown fans themselves who pointed out the offender in their midst.
Almost makes one believe in the goodness of humanity again.
As an end note, I’ve noticed that Alvin gets targeted more than some other players of colour. In my opinion it’s because he is so good at what he does.
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