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Fight against racism will not stop, says Giggs


Wales manager Ryan Giggs admits racism will continue to be a problem within football unless people “keep fighting” against it.

Giggs was disappointed about events which unfolded in Saturday’s Manchester derby, as a supporter was arrested for alleged racist behaviour towards United players Fred and Jesse Lingard.

The former Manchester United midfielder suffered racist abuse as a child because his fatheManchester United’s win against Manchester City was dampened by alleged racist abuse towards Fred and Jesse Lingard
Giggs said: “Let’s be realistic, it is happening.

“It’s about educating, not just football, but culture. A lot of these people – these idiots – aren’t football fans.

“It’s getting the balance. It’s keep on fighting racism, because the fight will never stop. You have to keep fighting. Don’t think that it’s ever going to go away completely.”

The UEFA racism protocol has had to be carried out in recent European qualifiers, including England’s trip to Bulgaria, in which warnings are given to the offending fans and if need be, the game can be abandoned.


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