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Kluivert Racially Abused At Newcastle

9 years ago

With new headlines every day about racism in football, Patrick Kluivert has came out and said he was racially abused while at Newcastle.

The ex-Newcastle striker, now a coach at FC Twente, said fans directed racist chants and monkey noises at him, including when playing in England.

“Wherever I played I had it, as a player. It was not big but in every part of the world you have some people who are active in racism. In England as well, yes for sure.

As a player as long as you don’t react and give them your attention then it will probably be less effective. If you give them attention they think they are important and that can be a negative towards them.

If you had the ball they were making monkey sounds or something like that but I was a player and it didn’t really affect me but it is not nice to hear it.

Racism is a difficult issue, I hope everybody can stick together and get rid of racism, or the people who are active in it”.

I think it is people who are really stupid and short minded and don’t have a heart”.

Obviously it is a relief to know that Kluivert is talking about abuse from opposition fans, rather than our own, when he was in England.

All a bit bizarre that whereas back in the day the problems were almost exclusively about fan racism in England, now the problems in the Premier League seem to mainly centre around the behaviour of players with regard to racist behaviour.

Very strange.



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