BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has revealed that he is disappointed with the comments made by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, after they disagreed with Yaya Toure about moving the World Cup from Russia in 2018.
The Manchester City midfielder was targeted during the club’s Champions League game with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night and was racially abused by the fans throughout the match.
After the game, the Ivorian pleaded with FIFA to change the World Cup in 2018, which is currently being held in Russia, but both Wenger and Mourinho believe that is the wrong action to take and these comments did not go down well with Crooks.
‘How many more times are black players going to have to suffer this nonsense in order to play football?’
‘For Wenger to ask for further evidence is extraordinary given the fact that Yaya heard the evidence reported and his club have backed their captain on the night.
‘I am equally disappointed with Jose Mourinho’s comments, about how he feels that black players should go into a hostile racial environment in order to show them how good they are.
‘Now there is a man who has never had to suffer racial abuse.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt