"Anytime it happens I think we all should be ashamed. It's very embarrassing for everybody, you know, because … we are, as a society, trying to move forward. So when that happens I think everybody takes a loss. It's disappointing. But, I mean, at the end of the day, you know you hope those people can improve themselves."
-- AZ Alkmaar's U.S striker Jozy Altidore, the victim of racist chants by FC Den Bosch fans during a Dutch Cup game on Tuesday. Altidore turned down referee Reinold Wiedemeijer's offer to terminate the match and Altidore scored on a penalty kick in his team's 5-0 win. (AP)