Activism in sport

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, footballers in the UK took the knee to protest against racism. This builds on a long legacy of athletes using sport as a form of protest. But does activism belong in sport? In this one-hour resource, help your students to:


In this one-hour Headline resource:

  • Understand what activism means
  • Look at different examples of activism in sport
  • Examine different opinions on whether athletes should be allowed to protest on a sporting stage

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