We spoke to Cardiff City FC and Welsh International Darcy Blake about racism in football and society
Have you come across any racism while playing or when you were growing up?
NO, I have seen it on TV but never experienced it myself, it is disgusting when it does happen to people, and everyone is equal so I don’t see why it should happen.
Do you enjoy being part of a dressing room that has lots of player from different cultures and backgrounds?
YES, in football there is lots of different cultures, at Cardiff we have lots of nationalities, there are Scottish, Welsh, English, Hungarian, Israeli and more, it’s good for many people to come together from outside of Wales and it’s good to learn what their culture is all about, it’s a great experience.
What advice would you give to any young people experiencing Racism?
If you do come across it you must tell someone you can’t keep it locked within yourself, there are loads of people out there to help you sort the situation out.
Some other interviews of players in Wales can be found on our Welsh YouTube channel that can be found HERE