Racism is never acceptable in any form.
Show Racism the Red Card were disappointed and dismayed to hear the comments made by former
As an anti-racism educational charity working with in excess of 50,000 young people every year, the messages conveyed by Carlton are extremely worrying and contrary to the advice and support that we would offer to anyone suffering from racism.
There is no situation in which racism can be acceptable and we refute the suggestion that "its part and parcel of the game.
Football as an institution, from the footballing authorities, professional clubs, players and fans groups have all worked tirelessly to improve the game in this country and to remove the unsavoury racism that was all too prevalent in the 1970's and 1980's. Considerable progress has been made to this end and these comments do not help the fight against racism in any way.