Sporting Bengal: the FC tackling racism in football

Sporting Bengal United F.C play their football in Mile End Stadium, after being established in 1996 to ‘challenge the underrepresentation of Asians in football’. Team captain Rokib Choudhury and their manager Imrul Gazi speak out about what needs to be done to tackle racism in the game.

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Richard Smith (not his real last name) outside his home in Bow

Portrait: Richard on being HIV positive and breaking down stigma

‘I had a test and was very cruelly told, “yes you do have it”. I was not given a cup of tea or biscuit or offered any sort of comfort like that. The doctor passed me some pills and said that I’ll be on them for the rest of my life. And that was that.’

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