Show Racism the Red Card interviewed Newcastle forward Leon Best.
Show Racism the Red Card interviewed Leon Best for our new anti-racism educational film. He spoke about the work of our campaign, and the welcome that Newcastle United supporters have given the club's Muslim players.
"We've got a few Muslim players here at Newcastle United, like Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa," said Best, who was born in Ireland.
"I have a few friends that are Muslim as well and, again, I can understand there is a lot of racism towards them but I don't see much of it myself.
"It isn't right though and it shouldn't exist. They are probably the most humble players, and in life they are probably the most strict on themselves.
"It doesn't matter about religion. I've met Muslims, Catholics, Jewish people, all kinds and they are all the same, all lovely people."
The interview was featured in the Evening Chronicle. Read the full article here.
With thanks to Newcastle United Football Club and Leon Best for the interview, and to Brendan Simpson for providing the transcript.