Newcastle star Cabaye speaks out against racism
Newcastle United star Yohan Cabaye has spoken out against racism and discrimination in football.
The French international praised the multiculturalism of the sport but called for better understanding of different religions and beliefs.
The midfielder, who is an ambassador for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign, said racism was a really unpleasant experience.
The 25-year-old has experienced racism from the stands while playing in Spain when monkey chants rained down from the stands.
He said: “It feels really bad to receive racism because it hurts your feelings.
“It’s upsetting because it’s not only aimed at the individual, but at the family, the parents, brothers and sisters. It’s a cheap insult, a personal attack, and it shouldn’t exist anywhere in the world.
“It’s hard to take abuse from people but you have to remember that we are all human beings and we make mistakes.”
From Sunday Sun