Extract from drama 'Offside' in which a series of incidents, initiated by racial tensions, culminate in a serious assault. Here, the footballers close ranks and agree their story - it's their word against the victim's. Shoaib, however, cannot forget the racist edge to the assault. He and his friend Ryan argue about whether the shout really was racist or just something meaningless said in the heat of the moment. Ryan's argument is that racial banter is part of football culture.

Warning: This clip contains some language that might offend.

This clip is from:
Scene, Offside
First broadcast:
21 June 2002

Watch the clip. Give pupils roles to play in a 'mock courtroom'. Students can play members of the jury, the judge, lawyers, the teenagers and the victim Nabil. Using prompt cards, the jury should decide if this was a racist incident or not.