What They're Saying: Garth Crooks

"If something drastic is not done soon, we might be reliving an Eric Cantona moment and, if we do, the game will only have itself to blame. I never thought I'd be talking about footballers receiving racial abuse in this day and age, and certainly not on the industrial scale we are talking about at the moment. Racial abuse on social media is out of control and abuse in football grounds is not far behind."

-- Former English striker Garth Crooks, now a trustee of anti-discrimination organization Kick It Out, calling for government action after Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford were abused on social media after missing penalties in the past week. Cantona, who also played for Manchester United, made a kung-fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan in the stands after claiming he was abused during an away game in January 1995. (BBC Sport)
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