|Jordan Henderson is rumored to have racially abused Arsenal's Gabriel during Liverpool's 3-2 loss at the Emirates on Sunday. The incident is under review by the FA. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
The premier league has set aside two league game weekends to push the fight against racism across borders, challenging people to report the crime when they see it and also encouraging victims to speak up when they experience one.
An incident at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday where Arsenal met and beat Liverpool 3-2 in a pulsating end-to-end encounter has left everyone fixing gazes on the FA to see how they handle one of their own should he become guilty of the crime.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Meghaeles reportedly accused Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson of racially abusing him and if the Liverpool midfielder is found guilty as the FA is reportedly investigating the incident, he should be a scapegoat to drive the message home.
Earlier in the season, premier league clubs met to decide against the three seasons old taking the knee which was seen as being flogged.
Few players stopped taking the knee a while ago including Crystal Palace’s Wilfred Zaha and former Chelsea fullback Marcus Alonso but are they justified?
Alonso typically stands and points to the respect badge on his arm while others bend their knees.
Zaha said the gesture has done absolutely nothing to halt the problems black players feel, making an example of an influential player like Henderson would go a long way in helping the cause.
Liverpool currently suffers from injury crisis and that has left the team badly off the pace in the premier league but that will not be a reason to indulge an experienced player if he is found guilty of racial abuse.
The whole football fraternity frowns at the scourge, the fight must be consistent.