I agree, and with things like this its hard to quantify and change in some ways. As the kind of stuff we are talking about isnt really laws or people consciously deciding things in their mind. It may sound a bit ****ed up but I think generations need to just pass as many people alive were influenced by parents who lived a century ago. My parents and their parents lived in societies which were racist- and were persecuted themselves.Oh yeah, I agree that the media definitely subconsciously push that narrative.
I think at it's root it probably goes deeper than football or sports in general though.
I think subconsciously in western society there's still kind of that colonial attitude and stereotype that hasn't been fully shaken, that black people may have superior physical attributes in certain circumstances but you need a white guy in charge because they have the intelligence.
Maybe I'm looking too deeply into it but I think that sort of subconscious bias / racism may be at least partially why black managers have really struggled generally to get a chance in the game.
We definitely live in an age (in the last 10 years) where we are becomng more aware of these things and I do think the world will be a better place racism/homophobia/etc wise when my generation are older adults. It won't be perfect but it will be better than what it is now.