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Sancho address the imminent effect of racism

Sancho makes bold prediction about the future of football with racism on the rise

September 2, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The teenage sensation has given his take on the rapid rise of racial abuse in football.

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has admitted that the rise in racism has made him question his love for football in recent times. The 19-year-old Englishman fears that there could be adverse consequences to the survival of the sport if the plague is not dealt with.

On Sunday, Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku became the latest player of color to be subjected to racial abuse while featuring in the away clash with Cagliari. The Belgian international who scored the game's winner from a spot-kick subsequently delivered a brilliant response to condemn the actions of the home fans.

The former Manchester United striker's plight came on the back of abuse directed at Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham on social media. And while proper measures are yet to be instated to stop to the growing culture, Sancho asserted that the future of football is very much threatened with all that is going on.

"It just has to stop," the winger said as per BBC.

"No player wants to play football and have abuse like that. It puts the confidence down in players and the love of the sport will go very soon if it doesn't stop.

"It is hard to see things like this because it feels like, 'why should we play football?'"

Sancho is currently with the England squad ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.

 


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