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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, February 18

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Hey, everyone!

Above is forward Rosella Ayane, and below is some big news:

Ramble of the Day

Many have made the argument that people of color should not be the only ones talking about racism, and many have made it well. Very few have made it as succinctly as actor Daniel Kaluuya, though. I’d suggest you take the four and a half minutes to watch this.

I’ll add very little to Kaluuya’s point, because there is very little to add. It’s such a simple point, too — people of color don’t carry the burden of perpetrating racism, so it makes a bit of sense to invite white people to the conversation.

(Unrelated, but it reminds me of the similarly streamlined argument Amy Adams once made about asking producers, and not just actresses, about pay inequity in Hollywood. Same concept there, too — the actresses don’t carry the burden of creating the pay gap.)

Links of the Day

Five Rangers player broke COVID-19 protocols by attending a house party.

The FA charged referee Darren Drysdale with misconduct for locking heads with Ipswich’s Alan Judge.

The NWSL’s Washington Spirit announced a new investor group, including US World Cup winner Briana Scurry and former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Chelsea Clinton.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford was named to Time’s list of the next 100 most influential people.

A longer read: Jeremy Mikula interviews the Chicago Fire’s Andre Reynolds, Jhon Espinoza, Johan Kappelhof, and Carlos Teran on seeing and experiencing racism on and off the field for the Chicago Tribune