Kick It Out statement on Isma Goncalves
Following the news that Heart Of Midlothian (Hearts) have apologised to former striker Isma Goncalves after he claimed that racist abuse forced him out of the club in January, Lord Ouseley, Chair of Kick It Out, has released the following statement.
Lord Ouseley, Chair of Kick It Out, said: “We welcome the statement from Hearts about the racial abuse towards Isma Goncalves during his time at Tynecastle.
“Racial abuse is still an abhorrent and regular occurrence across society as well as football stadiums, and it is regrettable that Isma has had to suffer so much.
“Hopefully the action taken by Hearts will ensure that no one else endures similar treatment.”