Jadon Sancho says racism could drive players out of football
Jadon Sancho fears if racism in the game does not stop, players could quit football.
Romelu Lukaku was exposed in the latest incident this period during Inter’s match at Cagliari, with Marcus Rashford along with Tammy Abraham along with Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Chelsea pair Kurt Zouma encountering misuse earlier in the season.
In the event the racism continues is worried players may be driven from the match.
“I think it only has to stop,” the 19-year-old England winger said.
“No player wants to play football and having abuse like that. It puts down the confidence from the players and that I believe that the love of the sport will go soon if it will not stop.
“Everybody should be happy and simply do what they’re doing [with] no undue abuse.
“I really don’t think it’s social media [that is the main problem].
“I think some fans are very passionate, they just state what they would like to convey but they simply need to slow it down a little. We are still human. We’re not exactly what people believe. We might be famed but we love the game and wish to play football.
“It is hard when I find things in this way because it feels like,’why should we play football’?” I feel just like Romelu Lukaku handled it [the position in Cagliari] very well by not reacting and just carrying on playing”
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