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Topic - Patrick Viera
"Racism is unacceptable. It's a crime which has no place on the football field or in any sporting event," he said. "Racist insults are frequent, very frequent, in fact more frequent than people think. ... No part of the world is spared."
"Racism can be found on the streets, at work and even in football stadiums. There were times in my life when I didn't want to deal with this subject. I tried to ignore racism, similar to a headache that you know will go away if you just wait long enough," he said. "But that was (a) misconception. Racism does not go away. If we don't confront it, it will spread."