Disciplinary sanctions in English Premiership Football: Is there a racial dimension?

Reilly, Barry and Witt, Robert (2011) Disciplinary sanctions in English Premiership Football: Is there a racial dimension? Labour Economics, 18 (3). pp. 360-370. ISSN 09275371

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Abstract

This paper assesses the evidence for a racial difference in both the dispensation of formal disciplinary sanctions and in the number of fouls called by referees in professional football. The study uses a unique dataset comprising player match-level information drawn from five recent seasons of the English Premiership. These data were merged with data from other sources to identify, among other things, the racial affiliation of the player across four separate categories (viz., white, black, mixed race, and Asian). No systematic evidence of an unfair treatment of players from the non-white minority groups in respect of either the receipt of disciplinary cards or in the number of penalised fouls called by referees was detected.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Barry Reilly
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:26
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2013 15:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25942
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