Why this matters
Racism and leadership inequities aren't just problems in the United States. They plague European soccer, too.
On this episode, Kenneth L. Shropshire is joined by Scott Brooks from the Global Sport Institute and Piara Powar, Executive Director of the Fare Network, an organization fighting inequality in football. Powar gives insight into the view of American sports from a European lens, the power dynamic in European sports and ownership, as well as how the death of George Floyd has prompted a massive increase in athlete activism to challenge racism in sport that has led to government legislation across European countries.
'Sport Matters' episodes arrive once per month to the Global Sport Matters podcast. From academia to media, Ken and Bill discuss the edges of sport, unpacking race and culture beyond the game.
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About the host:
Professor Kenneth L. Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. He took on this current leadership role following a 30-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.