Sports News of Thursday, 24 October 2019
Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong says he will not walk off the pitch in case he is a victim of racial abuse.
The young English born Ghanaian full back who joined Celtic in the summer from Man City says he has experienced it in the past with Man city on their travels with the youth team to Italy.
According to him racism kills off the mood and game of football asking why fans in Bulgaria will abuse Black players of the England squad.
Frimpong spoke about his experience of racism in football when he was younger and insisted he would not walk off the pitch if he encountered it again.
He said: “In the past when I was younger I did get some of that. I went away with Man City – to Italy – and the fans were being racist.
“It’s come back a bit. The England game v Bulgaria, things like that – what’s the point? It kills the mood, the game of football, it just kills it.
“I wouldn’t walk off the pitch, no. I would just ignore them and then at the end of the game talk to them and ask ‘why did you do that?’.
“I’ll still play and I’ll play so hard to get a goal. It would just motivate me more. And when we win, I’ll love that.”