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How the scourge of racism continues to tarnish English football

(CNN)Joel Mannix shook hands with the club's chairman and watched as he immediately, instinctively, wiped his palm on his trousers.As a black referee in England's football pyramid, Mannix says such incidents of discrimination towards minority officials are commonplace.Sometimes these experiences can range from the mistaken assumption he's one of the opposition players to those that are more sinister."I was like: 'Wow!'" Mannix recalls. "2018, it's still happening. I looked at him while he was wiping his hand and he kind of stopped and didn't know what to do. "I knew my hands were fresh, I'd just cleaned my hands. I knew there was no residue or dirt on my hands -- and then it was quite funny counting on his team six or seven black players. ...
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