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Goal to kick out racism

The Prime Minister and the England football coach, Glenn Hoddle, invited the nation's children to kick racism out of the sport when they launched a competition for schools this week.

Tony Blair kicked a ball through a banner bearing the message: "Let's kick racism out of football" in a school near the Football Association's headquarters in London. He said: "Racism is not just wrong, it is illogical, it has no place in a decent society."

Schools were invited last month to produce work linked to the theme - more than 2,000 have responded.

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