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Epi. 8: Waking The Red Weekly—Meet the TFC BIPOC Fan Coalition

Members of the TFC BIPOC Fan Coalition Mike Newell and Dr. Tej Sahota join Mitchell Tierney, Jeffrey P. Nesker, and Michael Singh to discuss Black Lives Matter, the new TFC BIPOC Coalition, and more.

(Jeffrey P. Nesker/Sean Pollock)


Social injustice in the US is rightly making the headlines - but what about inequality and discrimination closer to home as well? In this special episode of Waking the Red, Mitchell, Michael and Jeffry talk to Mike Newell and Dr. Tej from the TFC BIPOC fan coalition about their efforts to make BMO Field a safe and welcoming space for everyone.

The team discuss the issues surrounding politics and national anthems in sports—and explore the dangers of ‘slactivism’ whereby brief gestures can easily run the risk of leading to little or no real change.

Rounding up the week’s big events on the field there are shout-outs to Kadeisha Buchanan who lifted her 4th consecutive Champions League trophy for Lyon, and Jonathan Osorio who racked his 250th appearance for TFC.

And the team look ahead to tonight’s game against Montreal Impact, and what could be a record breaking 8 game winning streak for TFC.

Waking the Red Weekly!

Waking the Red Weekly!

Posted by Footy Talks on Tuesday, September 1, 2020