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Date TimeAugust 31, 2019
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Bury crisis could be something we see more frequently, says Southgate
Whether Gareth Southgate likes it or not, he has become more than just a football manager. In a time of turmoil for Britain, the England manager is regularly asked for his opinion on social issues. He always replies, with a thoughtfulness that is typical but also with a lack of equivocation. On topics from Brexit to antisocial behaviour, he has said what he believes.
On Thursday, after announcing his 25-man squad for the European qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo, Southgate shared his thoughts on the problem of racist abuse on social media. The problem, he said, “isn’t the medium through which they do it, the issue is the opinions of those people and the need to educate them and move forward as a society”.

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