16 Jul 2013

Football NZ asked to launch anti-racism campaign

10:42 am on 16 July 2013

Football New Zealand has been asked to launch a national anti-racism campaign following allegations of verbal abuse at a game in Wellington.

Seatoun AFC says two of its African players were subjected to racial insults by players from a Lower Hutt club. The Lower Hutt club denies the claims and Capital Football is investigating.

The Seatoun team has launched a 'Kick Racism Out' campaign which is being backed by the Federation of Multicultural Councils.

The Federation wants Football New Zealand to extend the campaign nationwide.