Quote of the Day

“It is pointless and pretty ridiculous to be worrying about a footballer getting racially abused. A millionaire getting booed in Russia is nothing compared with generations of people never getting the chance to better their lives and those of their children…The truth is that those at the top of British football do not care about getting rid of racism, they just don’t want to hear it or see it.”

Former England international John Barnes, no stranger to racist abuse during his own distinguished playing career, suggests that the problem of racism in English football runs deeper than the authorities are prepared to admit.