England International, Jordan Henderson has demanded for a stronger punishment and greater education to combat the seemingly growing number of racism
With Manchester United’s midfielder Fred being racially abused during their match against Manchester City, a 13-year-old Burnley fan had also been ejected for an alleged racist gesture aimed at Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
Henderson who has also been a victim of racist abuse during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria believes plenty more still has to be done to tackle the issue.
He said: “It’s a topic we are probably speaking about a little too much at the minute, especially what I’ve experienced recently on international duty.”
“It’s not a nice topic to speak about, but it’s one where we need to come together as players, clubs, supporters and start to fight it again, with stronger punishments, more education.
“It’s a problem. We can’t pretend it’s happening in every other country and not in ours. It’s happening everywhere. We have to fight it as best as we can.”
Jordan Henderson and his Liverpool teammate are preparing for their Champions League clash against Red Bull Salzburg.