Arsene Wenger: 'We won't win racism fight'

Wenger: 'We won't win racism fight'
© PA Photos
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants an end to all insulting behaviour in football, but admits that the fight against discrimination may be impossible to win.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his belief that the fight against discrimination in football will never be won.

A number of high-profile incidents have brought the matter back into the spotlight, with Danny Rose allegedly being subjected to racist abuse during England Under-21s' match in Serbia on Tuesday and John Terry set to begin his suspension for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Wenger believes that all forms of insulting behaviour count as discrimination and that, although the situation is getting better, it will never be fully eradicated.

"It is not only racism, black and white, it is against all kinds of insults we still have in the stadiums. We must fight more against it," he said.

"You look at some faces when you walk around the pitch, what they shout at you is scary. That is, for me, racism. You are insulted because you are not in their clan. That is a kind of discrimination.

"There is still a lot to do, but I think it's good that society fights against it. I am thinking that it is getting better, but it is never won."

Arsenal's next match will be away to Norwich City on Saturday.

Anton Ferdinand
Read Next:
Ferdinands to boycott 'Kick It Out'?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account