Political Football

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Political Football

Tuesday, 13 July

Another footballer tackles the government. A tweet from Aston Villa footballer Tyrone Mings criticising the home secretary Priti Patel has turned attention to politicians’ responses to racism in sport. We speak to his club-mate and England Women veteran Anita Asante about the structural barriers faced by black sportspeople. Meanwhile, US and Nato troops are finally withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years of war triggered by the 9/11 attacks. The BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet captures the mood in the capital Kabul and tells us what’s changed in that period, as well as where it feels like history is repeating itself. Today's Newscast was made by Emma Close with Danny Wittenberg and Georgia Coan. Emma Crowe is the Studio Director. Sam Bonham is the Assistant Editor. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
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