“English Football Must Address Racism”
England must “get their own house in order” regarding racism before pointing the finger at other nations, says Gareth Southgate.
Ahead of the World Cup in Russia there have been concerns that racist abuse could mar the tournament – fears heightened by the recent suspended stadium ban handed to Spartak Moscow for abusive chants against city rivals Lokomotiv.
Rather than focusing on issues in Russia, Southgate says English football has its own problems that need addressing to rid similar instances from the game.
The national team coach highlighted online abuse aimed at England’s Under-17 World Cup-winning squad as a prime example of the current problems.