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Old 30-12-2017, 09:45 AM
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Obviously players can move around, but I still feel geography plays some part in team diversity. In the 2011 census Lancashire was 90% white British, while London was 44.9%. This could affect the backgrounds of both home-grown players and foreign signings--BAME players, when given the option, may be less likely to want to move to a team or location that is less diverse. A white, Eastern European player might not care as much.

That doesn't explain why Burnley have so few BAME players compared to another team like Blackburn (assuming the name is irrelevent).

As CP-RJW said it could also be stereotyping based on playing style, with teams who place more importance on flair or pace likely to be more diverse.
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