Sancho: Racism threatens love of football

first_imgEngland winger Jadon Sancho fears players will start to fall out of love with football if instances of racism continue to blight the game.On Sunday, Inter striker Romelu Lukaku was targeted by monkey chants before he converted a decisive penalty in his team’s 2-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A.It marked the latest flashpoint of recent weeks, where the likes of Paul Pogba, Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma have all suffered online abuse. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking to reporters after joining up with England for their Euro 2020 qualifiers, Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho praised Lukaku’s defiant response in Sardinia but expressed long-term fears over the consequences should such sickening incidents continue to occur.”I personally think that it just has to stop,” he said. “No player wants to play football and have abuse like that.”It puts the confidence down in players and the love of the sport will go very soon if it doesn’t stop.”Everyone should be happy and do what they are doing without receiving racial abuse. I don’t think it is [just] social media.”Some fans are just really passionate and obviously they say what they want to say. I feel they need to slow it down a bit – we’re still only human.”Just because we play football people might think we are just famous and ignorant to that but we just love the sport and just want to play.”It is hard to see things like this because it feels like ‘why should we play football?’. I felt that Romelu Lukaku handled it really well by not reacting and carrying on playing.”Romelu Lukaku InterItaly head coach Roberto Mancini also fielded questions on the Lukaku abuse ahead of his team’s matches against Armenia and Finland.”We all hope not to hear those racist chants but it still happens here in Italy, like in England as well unfortunately,” said the former Manchester City manager.”Unfortunately, there are unintelligent people in the stadiums. Lukaku is right saying that in 2019 these kinds of things shouldn’t happen. By now we should have got rid of these things.”On Monday, Lukaku issued a statement calling for footballers to unify against racism and for social media companies to do more to combat discrimination.Mancini added: “I think that the majority of people in football are already working in this direction to do all they can to improve the situation about racism.”We all hope that those people who make these mistakes nowadays will understand it’s wrong and, with time, won’t do it anymore.”But I’m afraid that there will always be some unintelligent people repeating the same mistakes, unfortunately.”last_img read more

Multotecs SX10 low density spiral opens up coal separation options

first_imgMultotec Gravity Division says its new SX10 low density spiral further extends the benefits this innovation offers in fine coal beneficiation, with the technology able to produce both thermal and coking coal on one spiral.The Multotec SX10 low density spiral’s reduced cut point of 1.55 g/cm3 delivers considerable advantages over the cut points of between 1.6 and 1.8 g/cm3 typically achieved in the coal industry today, according to Multotec Technology Manager, Faan Bornman.The result, he says, is cleaner coal with less waste being achieved in a single stage. This helps achieve savings on capital costs as no further spiral stages are required for cleaning down the line.“The approach taken with the Multotec SX10 spiral is to remove the gangue, or mineral containing particles, from the trough in two off-takes,” Multotec said.The first off-take removes ash, opening up the available separation surface of the spiral and allowing the remaining material to separate more easily. This separates clean coal from less-clean coal.“The low density spiral is essentially a primary and secondary stage on one centre column,” Bornman said. “Rejects are discarded into the centre column and the remaining product is re-pulped before being sent to a secondary off-take.”Facilitating the two off-takes is a longer spiral on the Multotec SX10. This increases the residence time and gives the particles sufficient time to separate, according to the company.Depending on the setting of the product box splitters, this new spiral has the ability to produce both thermal coal and coking coal on one spiral, Multotec claimed. Bornman said this was proven through test work done in the US where the two offtakes enable the removal of most of the gangue leaving a middlings and cleaner coal products to be collected at the dart splitters.Experimental work was carried out using coal from two South Africa collieries as well as doing site test work in the US. Promising results were obtained leading to the first order for Multotec SX10 spirals from a North America-based mine, it said.last_img read more