APPG Chair attends PM Summit on Racism in Football
APPG Against Antisemitism chair, John Mann MP was invited by the Prime Minister to attend the summit on Racism in Football. This follows John Mann’s establishing and chairing a working group with the FA on Tackling Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Football and his recent submission to the DCMS Select Committee special inquiry into football and racism which highlight his concerns and future recommendations.
John was one of 30 people invited to the Prime Ministers Football Summit in 10 Downing Street. Along with managers and players, the meeting brought in the top figures from the Football Association, including Sir Trevor Brooking along with former stars such as John Barnes and Graham Le Saux. The country’s top referee, Howard Webb from Sheffield also participated.John was one of five people asked to lead off the discussion by the Prime Minister and he challenged the FA and football authorities to provide consistency in handling racism and discrimination. John also won a commitment from the Prime Minister to back England players if they take action to counter racist abuse whilst on England duty.
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