First evidence session will be in March 2012
The DCMS select committee is launching an investigation into racism in football and other sports. The first session will be held on 6th March.
Steve Rotheram, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton called for the investigation in response to the recent high-profile incidents of racism in football.
Steve stated: “I continue to support the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ initiative and believe, given the nature of recent events, that it would be appropriate for this issue to be looked at by Parliamentarians from all Parties and from different football/sporting and non-sporting allegiances. Sport should be rightly proud that in many ways it has led the field in tackling social issues such as; racism, homophobia and sectarianism and it will be interesting to see what conclusions the Select Committee draw from the evidence session.”
Steve is pictured above attending a Show Racism the Red Card event at parliament in November 2010.