Insights Beyond the Playing Field: Tackling Discrimination in Sport

Fans defacing player murals, sexist comments from coaches, racist locker-room remarks – discrimination in sport can, unfortunately, take many forms. The recent high-profile case between Azeem Rafiq and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club only highlights how much work there is still to do if sport is to eliminate negative discrimination.

Now that the public spotlight is shining brightly on this issue, sports organisations are under pressure to address allegations and ensure they’re doing their part to stamp out discrimination.

Writing for LawinSport, Seth Roe and Ellie Sergeant discuss:

  • The case of Azeem Rafiq and Yorkshire County Cricket Club
  • Liability of sports organisations arising from discrimination
  • Direct discrimination in sport
  • Indirect discrimination in sport
  • Risks and consequences
  • Key learning points

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