Racism in soccer still prevalent

November 28, 2004
By Stephen Wade
SEVILLE, Spain -- Spaniards used to say they lived in one of Europe's most racially tolerant countries. Soccer has shattered that myth.

In Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium -- the Yankee Stadium of soccer -- Spanish fans bellowed out monkey noises last week each time a black English player touched the ball in a match between England and Spain.

A month earlier, Spanish national coach Luis Aragones was caught by a TV crew using racist language about France's star striker Thierry ...

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