House of Commons
Racist abuse on social media against Hamza Choudhry
EDM #67
Tabled 28 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House condemns the online abuse on social media directed at Leicester City Football Club’s midfielder Hamza Choudhry during the Premier League match against Liverpool FC on 5th October 2019; expresses its solidarity with Mr Choudhry and applauds the decision of Liverpool FC’s management to report the shocking posts to the Police and to Twitter; notes that earlier this season football players including Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham have received similar outrageous treatment; observes that there were 442 cases of discrimination in professional and grassroots football in 2018/2019, 65% of which were racist; agrees that discriminatory behaviour has no place in football and society; and calls on the Football Association, the Government and the directors of social-media platforms to take the strongest possible course of action to clamp down on the horror of racism.