Patrice Evra speaks out on racist abuse and how to combat it
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been inundated with racist abuse from Manchester United fans throughout his time at the club. The latest victims are the defender Evra, who found the abuse on social media this weekend.
The Italian has spoken out about the abuse he has received from U21 players and how footballers should be better prepared to deal with it.
Pep Guardiola has been inundated with racist abuse from Manchester United fans, according to him (Getty)
Speaking from a family holiday this week, he revealed: “We saw on social media from my brother a comment about Evra, my new defender, who is white, but from a very small town in the north.
“He can’t get to my club and, of course, when he sees Evra on TV, that’s the worst thing.
“There are big games left, games against the big teams, and he will get the same.
“I hope that it will pass and that my brother will see and understand what the other side of the coin is. But that’s football.”
His brother is a Manchester United fan as well, and has made a comment on Twitter about Evra and the abuse he has received as well.
He has apologised and deleted the post but it’s not the first time Evra’s brother has made racist comments towards the defender.
Guardiola has spoken out about the racist abuse he received towards Evra (Getty)
And on the club’s official website, he has also spoken about how Evra was the target of racism from supporters this season.
And he claims to have had no problems off the pitch.