Andros Townsend hails Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose for speaking against racism

first_img Next Andros Townsend hails Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose for speaking against racismAndros Townsend lauded Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose and Juventus’ Moise Kean for raising their voice against racism. The Crystal Palace forward also asked others to urge the footballing boards to take action.advertisement Reuters LondonApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 15:04 IST Andros Townsend feels that racism has crept back into football (Reuters Photo)Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has hailed Tottenham Hotspur full back Danny Rose’s bravery for speaking out against racism and urged more players to join calls for the game’s authorities to take more decisive action on racist abuse.England international Rose said last week that he could not wait to leave football because he had had enough of the racism in the game and was frustrated by the response of the authorities to the abuse.”Danny’s a very brave man for coming out, being so honest and speaking the truth. Obviously I sympathise with him; we all support him,” Townsend told reporters after Palace beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.”Luckily, so far, I haven’t experienced racism but I know Danny has on more than one occasion. He’s experienced it with the England Under-21s and the seniors in Montenegro the other day.”We need more players like Danny to come out, be honest and speak the truth, to say what they really feel. Danny’s an incredible person; hopefully the system can help Danny and he can enjoy his football again.”Juventus teenager Moise Kean also appeared to suffer racist abuse from the stands in a match at Cagliari in Serie A last week and there were more incidents in England this weekend.Second-tier Wigan Athletic released a statement in support of Nathan Byrne after the defender was sent an abusive message on Twitter on Saturday, while Brentford confirmed a fan had been arrested at their ground for a racially-aggravated offence.advertisement”Racism’s crept back into our game a little bit, which is not great so we need Danny and the young lad at Juventus (Kean) to speak out because that will force action,” Townsend added.”I don’t know why racism’s still going on. We’ve got to move on in football and kick it out as much as we can. Hopefully the relevant organisations will do their best to stamp it out… They’re working their very hardest to stamp it out once and for all.”Also Read | Gabriel Jesus goal vs Brighton sends Manchester City into FA Cup finalAlso Read | Everton dent Arsenal’s hopes of top-four finishFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Andros TownsendFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Danny RoseFollow RacismFollow JuventusFollow Moise Keanlast_img read more

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SMMT meets Conservatives at party conference

SMMT meets Conservatives at party conferenceSMMT hosted a lunch event at the Conservative party conference in Manchester on 5 October 2009. Conservative MPs, MEPs, London assembly members, and prospective parliamentary candidates met SMMT members to discuss the role of the UK automotive industry in a low carbon economy. Over 50 attendees joined members of the Conservative front bench, including party chairman Eric Pickles MP and shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers MP to discuss the latest industry issues. The lunch completed a series of successful fringe events at the three main party conferences designed to promote the automotive industry by engaging with key politicians and stakeholders.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Mark Prisk MP, shadow minister for business, gave a keynote speech outlining Conservative business policy in relation to the automotive sector. Mr Prisk welcomed the publication of the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT) report, noting that the Conservatives wish to form a closer, strategic partnership with the automotive industry to help make the UK a leading exporter of value added manufacturing products. SMMT president Joe Greenwell spoke on behalf of industry, highlighting the difficult year the automotive sector has experienced as well as the much needed boost for the industry through the scrappage scheme. Mr Greenwell explained that it could take until next summer before modest growth returns to the market. He also outlined industry’s full commitment to work in partnership with political decision-makers to deliverthe recommendations laid out by the NAIGT report, ensuring a prosperous future for the UK automotive industry.  read more

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