Is a football season without hurtful chants possible?

Prof.Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg in De Volkskrant
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Prof. Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg reflects in an article in De Volkskrant on recent events of racism and anti-semitism in Dutch football stadiums. He talks about online racism, the effectiveness of the anti-racism campaign by the Dutch football association, and the recent measure taken by Amsterdam mayor Halsema to ban PSV fans from the next match against Ajax Amsterdam, as a result of anti-semit chants. Jacco is endowed professor at the Media & Communication department of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC). 

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