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At Loftus Road on Sunday , before Queens Park Rangers’ match withEverton, several players including Anton Ferdinand, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Nedum Onuoha, Sylvain Distin and Victor Anichebe also decided not to wear the T-shirts.
Ouseley, however, has rebutted the perceived lack of action from Kick It Out, claiming that the group is relatively powerless by comparison with the FA and Premier League.
“We don’t make the decisions, we don’t run football. We are a small charity trying to help football come to terms with the reality of the 21st century,” he said. “We can shout from the rooftops and I can understand what the black players are saying: you are too involved in the game in the way you operate to be independent and say the things that have to be said.
“The power and decision-making is with the Football Association and the Premier League. We all would have liked the John Terry case to have been wrapped up within days last October, alas it’s lasted a whole year and it has caused a lot of pain and grief.
” They know what has to be done. We’ve been knocking on their door for a long, long, long time so they know what their responsibilities are. The absence of their voices during all this has been noticeable.”
The FA has said it continues to give its “unequivocal” backing to Kick It Out but the governing body believes the decision of whether to support the charity remains an individual and club matter. A spokesman said: “The FA are 100% supporters of Kick It Out, we are funding partners and we believe they have an extremely important role in helping the authorities to fight discrimination in all its forms. The FA have increased funding for the current year and are reviewing funding going forward.”
The FA chairman, David Bernstein, also released a statement last Friday saying it was doing its utmost to stamp out racism. “Domestically the FA has ultimate responsibility for the leadership of the game at every level and I, personally, remain determined to lead English football in this fight,” he said. “John Terry has now been sanctioned and held accountable for his actions. I am pleased he has apologised and we must now draw a line under this matter. However, we too will learn from the case.”
The decision by players not to wear Kick It Out shirts comes after a turbulent year regarding racism in football. The Terry-Anton Ferdinand incident in October 2011 came days after an altercation between Liverpool’s Luis Suárez and Manchester United’s Patrice Evra at Anfield, resulting in an eight-match ban and £40,000 fine for the Uruguayan who was found guilty of racial abuse by the FA. Last Tuesday night the England Under-21 midfielder Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants from a section of Serbia supporters in Krusevac.
Ouseley did not criticise the players who opted against wearing the shirts but he believes their dissatisfaction should be directed elsewhere. He said: “I can understand the irritation from the black players who feel they have grievances which have not been heard. They’ve turned their fire against Kick It Out as a sport campaign organisation that’s out there on the front line trying to bring about change but has not been able to sufficiently bring about it to satisfy them.
“Those players have every right to express their grievances. I think their grievances are misdirected at not wearing a T-shirt because I think the grievances are much more substantial. I think it’s with the game as a whole.”
A Premier League spokesman added on Sunday night: “We are long-term supporters and funding partners of Kick It Out and respect both the quality of their work and their independence. They have played an integral part in the progress made to promote equality and tackle discrimination in the English game.
“In the Premier League huge efforts have been made to make football more inclusive. Fans from black and minority ethnic communities now make up 13% of our match attenders, a figure that has grown every year for the last five years.”