As long as racism exists in football, taking a stance against it is part of football. Even entirely ignoring the question wether being against racism is political (it’s not, for the record), you cannot keep out this while racism exists in the sport.
If you think politics and football haven’t always gone hand in hand, then you know next to nothing about the history of the sport. I took an entire university course on the history and politics of world football. Politics have been deeply ingrained in the sport (and in basically all sports) since its inception.
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