The Chelsea racism incident in which a Frenchman of Mauritanian origin, Souleymane S, was pushed off a train on the Paris Metro shows why we need to celebrate diversity, says Arun Kang, the Chief Executive of Sporting Equals.
Speaking on the eve of tody's first Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, Kanyg said: "These so called fans seem to forget that most of the Chelsea team are either Black or foreign.
Down the years Chelsea have had some fantastic Black players from the first one Paul Canoville to the current team which includes Drogba, Ramires and Willian.
The Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards are all about showing how much Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people have contributed to sport.
Football being the most popular sport in the world needs to take a lead in tackling racism and I hope those who are responsible are found and banned for life.
In the longer term it is about educating fans and clubs to embrace and value diversity. This is exactly what our Inclusive Club model does. "