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Former Assistant Coach Makes History as the First Indian American NFL Coordinator

Sean Desai

The Chicago Bears made history after promoting its safeties coach, Sean Desai, as the team’s defensive coordinator, making him the first person of Indian descent to become a coordinator in the NFL. 

The historic announcement came on Jan. 22 when the Bears officially confirmed the 37-year-old as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing NFL coach veteran Chuck Pagano, who revealed his plan to retire on Jan. 13.

Jackson He Becomes First Chinese-Born Player to Score Touchdown in Football Bowl Subdivision History

He Peizhang, also known by his English name Jackson He, has become the first Chinese-born player to score a touchdown in Football Bowl Subdivision history during a Dec. 11 game.

The historic moment happened on Friday when Arizona State University’s Sun Devils won against rival Arizona Wildcats, according to Fox News. The 22-year-old athlete scored a 1-yard run that ultimately gave them the final 70-7 score.

Korean American Football Player Younghoe Koo to Become NFL’s Lead Scorer at 26

Younghoe Koo

Korean American professional football player and Atlanta Falcons kicker, Younghoe Koo, is on track to become the NFL’s lead scorer.

Leading kicker: Koo, one of four Korean Americans playing in the NFL right now, managed to get a 5-for-5 on field-goal tries and 4-for-4 extra-point attempts against the Las Vegas Raiders at Sunday’s game, according to CBS Sports.

Bahrain Player Makes Racist ‘Slant-Eyes’ at Hong Kong Fans in World Cup Match

Sayed Baqer

A Bahraini football player was caught pulling off the racist “slant-eye” gesture after a World Cup qualifier match against Hong Kong at the city’s So Kon Po stadium on Thursday night.

The game, a joint-qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup, resulted in a 0-0 draw as Hong Kong’s defense successfully saved the opposition’s shot in the 64th minute.

Trashy Football Fans Caught on Video Assaulting, Racially Abusing Elderly Asian Man in Barcelona

Riot police were called in to Barcelona’s Placa Reial after drunken Liverpool fans assaulted several people in the area, with some requiring medical attention, after a Champions League match on Wednesday night.

One particular incident of Liverpool fans assaulting an elderly Asian tourist has sparked outrage after video of the incident went viral on Twitter. One man dressed in a navy blue pull over and blue jeans can be seen pushing an elderly Asian tourist posing for a photograph into the fountain’s shallow pool.

John Hou Saeter Becomes China’s First Naturalized Football Player

Professional football player John Hou Saeter has become the first-ever player to be naturalized as a Chinese citizen after getting his ID card.

Hou, whose Chinese name is Hou Yongyong, received the citizen ID card on Tuesday, according to state-owned media CGTN. With this ID, Hou Saeter will become eligible to register with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and play on the Chinese national team.