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Sinclair Gives His Views On Racism


Scott Sinclair has said that it is good to talk about racism.

The Celtic forward scored from the spot in his side 3-0 victory over Motherwell.

Celtic forward Scott Sinclair has said that it is good to talk about racism. Speaking in an interview with The National, the Hoops star, who has experienced racism in football beforehand, said, “It’s unacceptable, not just in football or sport, but in society. It needs to be kicked out. It needs to stop and be shown as unacceptable to use racial slurs or abuse the ethnicity of players. I think there’s more light to it now. People are definitely talking about it more.”

He also referred to the racial abuse that England star Raheem Sterling had to face at Stamford Bridge. Sinclair said, “With Raheem Sterling experiencing it down south and speaking out, people are hopefully taking more note of the situation. In the past players might have been racially abused and thought ‘never mind I’m not going to say anything because nothing gets done’. But hopefully, as things start being done, we can move forward into a more positive light.”

Speaking about the various types of slurs thrown at him by the opposition supporters, the Celtic star referred to the incidents from the previous year that he had to face against Rangers and Aberdeen, which were also on social media. He said, “It was on social media. I was flicking through some things and came across it. It’s one of those things that shouldn’t be happening. It’s 2018.”

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