Tomori says racism in football makes him ‘furious’ and that ‘we all know there is a problem’

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori has shared his thoughts on racism in football and admitted that it makes him ‘furious’ that there is still a problem to solve. 

The English defender was present on Thursday at the Enzo Tortora auditorium in Milan for the ‘All the Colours of Sport’ initiative (via Milan News). Hundreds of secondary school children were present for the talk from Tomori and Milan teammate Tommaso Pobega.

The meeting was mediated by Pierluigi Pardo and it was officially supported by AC Milan as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

When asked if he has ever been stopped from playing football due to racism, Tomori explained that whilst it hasn’t affected him personally, he is furious about the problem and still sees issues on his social media accounts.

“For me no. I certainly see things on my social media, but for me it was never the case. But I know well that it exists and that there is a problem. It makes me furious,” Tomori said.

Speaking about the wider problem, Tomori explained that there is clearly an issue that still needs to be solved and he is grateful that steps are being taken both in England and in Italy.

“We all know that there is a problem with racism. I personally am happy that attempts are being made to eliminate this problem. In England there are many initiatives. I am happy to talk about it because racism exists in football and out of football. Today we can talk about it, giving some advice on how to eliminate it,” he said.

Milan walked off the field earlier this season away at Udinese when Mike Maignan suffered racist abuse from the stands behind him. There is also a current incident involving Inter’s Francesco Acerbi and Napoli’s Juan Jesus which is being investigated.

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1 Comment

  1. It is the most pathetic, unintelligent and ignorant human trait. It boggles the mind that people can differentiate and prejudice this way. I’ve always thought cheering should be introduced so that when these nasty narrow minded people decide to pick on a player, the rest of the stadium chants the players name to drown the little b@stards out. Or shout ‘kick them out’ (of the stadium) a play on the Kick it out campaign that the Football Manager game has promote so well I’ve the last 20 plus years.

    Sadly it will never be eradicated…there will always be morons.

    We are a fantastic club with massive moral standing and we acted properly when Mike was abused. Milan should be a leader in this nasty issue.

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