Offside: the continuing struggle against prejudice

Offside is the result of collaboration between the British Council, District Six Museum, Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) and Kick It Out. Offside highlights aspects of the footballing relationship between South Africa and the United Kingdom. The exhibition illustrates how the experiences of South African footballers in Britain reflect the evolving racial attitudes in both countries. The exhibition encourages us to be vigilant against prejudice as it remains a blemish on the beautiful game.

Insert Offside blurb here: racist imagery

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24 Responses to “Offside”


  1. 1 Brian
    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Very interesting and illuminating. We are moving forward in the right direction. Fantastic hosts who deserve the World Cup. Quite an eye opener to the history of soccer in SA with its initial roots in Cape Town. A good illustration of overt racism of past up to the covert racism of the present.
    -Brian Gelant (Mowbray)

  2. 2 Alan
    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    This great museum shows it’s a miracle that soccer even survived in South Africa- sure to be world champions before too long.
    -Alan Simon

  3. 3 Scott
    July 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    There is still a long way to go in some places in Europe but it is getting better. I was surprised to see so many South Africans went to The NASC in America.
    -Scott, USA

  4. 4 Caryn
    October 18, 2010 at 6:50 am

    It was nice going back into time, and made aware of how many overseas players originated from South Africa. Hope to one day have my son’s picture and profile put up in the District Six Museum. Proudly South African, and Capetonian!! Caryn:-)

  5. 5 Unknown
    October 18, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Fascinating exhibition that shows how far we still need to go.

  6. 6 Leeds United Supporter
    October 18, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Surprised to read that Lucas initially felt unwelcome at Leeds. Great exhibition though.
    A full-time Leeds United Supporter

  7. 7 Seers Family
    January 24, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Equality for all

  8. 8 Jesse fromPerth, Australia
    January 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Fantastic exhibition! Everyone should get a chance to visit the District Six Museum!

  9. 9 Anonymous
    January 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Is it not ridiculous that this has not already happened? 2010? Men in space, free health care (some places), new technologies and still we cannot show racism the red card once and for all! What is wrong? Excellent exhibition, fabulous!

  10. 10 Albie Sachs, 14/06/2010
    January 24, 2011 at 7:14 am

    A much needed history, powerful in its detail. It is painful to relive those times.

  11. 11 Natalie, from Portland, OR, USA
    January 24, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Great exhibitions! Love Cape Town and South Africa.

  12. 12 Anonymous
    January 24, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Fantastic charting of the history. Hope it gets the coverage it deserves.

  13. 13 Ronan
    January 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

    KICK IT OUT! Bohemian FC, Dublin, Ireland

  14. 14 Anonymous
    January 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you! Great exhibition, excellent consideration of topics!

  15. 15 Adam Green
    January 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Wonderful exhibit. I hope that visting Poms come here, to get a deeper appreciation of South Africa’s relationship to soccer. Congratulations and good luck.

  16. 16 Jan
    January 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for getting beyond the World Cup and putting together such an excellent exhibition!

  17. 17 Chris Powell
    January 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Education. Education. Education. ‘Racism is ignorance!’

  18. 18 Rudeya Isaacs
    January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    We should feel ashamed of who and what we are! South Africans we stand together!

  19. 19 Chris the Kiwi. SA Roadtrip 2010
    January 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Leave racism in the past to bring a greater future for all. Football is love.

  20. 20 Bianca and Vanni
    January 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Thanks to all the fans. They showed that racism was done away with for good.

  21. 21 Matt
    January 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Superb exhibition + vital message.

  22. 22 Sonia Makanda
    January 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Stop racism & sexism!

  23. 23 Anonymous
    January 25, 2011 at 8:21 am

    A fantastic exhibition. There is still work to do in eradicating racism in international matches (although little racism now exists in UK football). Educational exhibits like this one is a great way to teach and promote change.

  24. 24 4rm Wendy Jokazi, Khulumanco Bacela, Yonela Kwinana
    January 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    guyz, say no 2 racism coz it’s wrong we r al equal and skin colour doesn’t matter.


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