Rio de Janeiro, March 13 IANS | 8 months ago

World Cup winner Lilian Thuram says players are partly responsible for continued racism in football.

Thuram was speaking at the the Programa Africa Hoje anti-racism campaign here and admitted he was dismayed by a spate of recent incidents in Brazil, reported Xinhua.

"When all players decide to walk off the pitch because of racist abuse, the situation might improve," the former France defender said.

"Why does a player decide to stay on the pitch when a colleague is the target of racism? That player also needs to be questioned because he also has his share of responsibility for this type of problem."

Last week, former Brazil international Arouca was racially abused by a fan while playing for Santos against Mogi Mirim in the Sao Paulo state championship.

"Racism in football mirrors racism in society," Thuram said. "What is worse: being abused on a football pitch or missing out on a job for being black? It's hypocrisy to associate racism only with football."

Thuram, 42, won 142 international caps for France and was part of the Les Bleus' 1998 World Cup triumph.

He retired in 2008 after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

(Posted on 13-03-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |