Preview – Storyville: Forever Pure – Football and Racism in Jerusalem

Storyville: Forever Pure – Football and Racism in Jerusalem

Last week documentary Whites v Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation looked at racism in British football. This week we see how racism in the sport is a problem elsewhere in the world.

Forever Pure focuses on Israel’s most popular club, Beitar Jerusalem. They are also infamous for being the only Israeli football club never to have signed an Arab player – until 2013 when their Russian-Israel oligarch owner Arcadi Gaydamak signed up two Muslim players from Chechnya in a secret deal. The result of this was racist campaign to get the new players out of the team.

This documentary shows that in we’ve still got a long way to go in order of showing racism the red card.

Forever Pure – Football and Racism in Jerusalem is on Sunday at 22.00 on BBC Four.

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