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RACISM: ODION IGHALO SETS To WALK OFF THE PITCH IF RACIALLY ABUSED AGAIN IN HIS CAREER

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By Tolu Owolagba| thepresstv.com.ng

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has said he is prepared to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again in his career, after revealing that he was called “all sorts of names” by an opposition player in China during a game.

The former Watford player said he reported the incident to the Chinese FA, but claimed no disciplinary action was taken, so he had to “let it go.”

Ighalo, who has called for “justice to be done” following George Flyod’s death in the custody of the United States Police, now says he would be ready to walk off the pitch if racially abused again.

‘If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.

‘I didn’t press forward with it, I just let it go because I’m just this kind of guy. I don’t like to drag issues out. But I don’t think it should be condoned in any country.’

Ighalo said, while reacting to the Black Lives Matter protest in the United States,

‘Nobody should condone racism,’ he added. ‘We are all human. Despite the colour of our skin, we are all the same, we live in the same world, the same life. I don’t condone racism, but at the same time, I don’t condone riots.

‘We have to start from the younger generation, educate them, let them see that all humans are the same. We should fight for humanity not colours.’

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