Maurice Edu was racially abused by his own fans last night after the Champions League match at Ibrox.
Maurice Edu was racially abused by his own fans last night after the Champions League match at Ibrox. On his twitter website he says “Not sure what hurt more: result last nite [sic] or being racially abused by couple of r [sic] own fans as I'm getting in my car”.
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager for Show Racism the Red Card, said: “The racial abuse suffered by Maurice Edu last night was totally unacceptable. Would the same fans have reacted in the same way if he had scored the winning goal last night? It proves that as a society we have a long way to go to eradicate this type of behaviour. Official statistics show that on average there are 14 reported racist incidents a day. Anecdotal evidence suggests that 80% goes unreported.
Football is leading the way in trying to change peoples attitudes and behaviour within football grounds. Scotland’s football clubs have been very supportive of our campaign. We are currently in our annual Fortnight of Action during which clubs across Scotland send out a clear anti-racist message. As part of this period of activity, all clubs in the Scottish Premier League, the Scottish Football League’s Division 1 and Division 2 along with the clubs playing in the 2nd round of the Active Nation Scottish Cup will be demonstrating their support for the campaign through on-pitch activities this weekend.
I call upon fans of all Scottish clubs to challenge this type of behaviour not only within football but also in society in general.”