Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has made his stance clear on how much he hates racism and wants to stamp it out of the game.
“I’m in the game, I’m focused on the game, I’m too far from the area where it looked like the incident happened,” he told reporters when asked if he heard anything.
“I don’t have much to say other than it’s something that saddens me. I hate racism in society, I hate racism in football.
“I’m disappointed that things like that still can happen, but the referee stopped the game. He spoke to the players, he spoke to the captains, he spoke with the coaches.
“I was losing, I didn’t want the game stopped, but immediately when I knew the reason why it was stopped I obviously understood and accepted it.
“The club is also a very proud club in this kind of situation and the club also internally will try to delete it [racism].”
“No, no, no, no, I didn’t even know what was going on,” Mourinho added. “I saw during the game Anthony speaking too much with players, in my opinion.
“Even on a situation that would sooner or later end in a penalty for us, he was speaking to players all the time.
“He was speaking too much, so when I saw him speaking with players and stopping the game I thought it was one more teacher talk.
“But then when he came to me and Frank to tell us what it was, it was very disappointing. You have to agree with every decision the referee makes, stopping the game and sending everyone home.
“I have no control over that. In this moment everyone is together because racism is a sad thing in society and a sad thing in football and still happens.”