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Racism in football is 'bubbling up again,' says UK anti-racism head

(CNN)The head of Kick It Out, a leading UK organization that works to tackle discrimination in professional and grassroots football, believes racism in the sport is "worse now than it was five years ago."Sanjay Bhandari, who took over the position in September, says complacency from fans and governing bodies could allow football to regress even further.According to the organization, reports of discrimination rose by 32% in 2018/19 compared to the previous season.Racism remains the most common form of discrimination and has risen "alarmingly," Kick It Out says, with reports increasing by 43%."Football is very different to what it was in the 1970s, racism is not the endemic thing that it was in the 1970s," Bhandari tells Darren Lewis. "Over ...