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Redknapp surprised racism still seems to exist in soccer

posted 21 Dec 2011, 09:48 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 21 Dec 2011, 09:49 ]

Harry Redknapp does not know how there can be racism in soccer.

CHIGWELL, NEAR LONDON, UK (DECEMBER 21, 2011) (REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp said he does not know how there can be racism in soccer despite the eight-match ban and 40,000 pounds fine received by Liverpool player Luis Suarez after comments the Uruguayan made to Frenchman Patrice Evra during a match against Manchester United in October.

Speaking at Spurs' training ground in Chigwell near London on Wednesday (December 21) on the eve of their Premier League clash against London rivals Chelsea, Redknapp said:

"I don't know how there can be (racism)," said Redknapp. "You come into a dressing room, I've got as many black lads here as white players, so I don't see where there should be a problem. They're all mates, they all play together, they all get on great together. I don't see, it's not entered my mind that these things happen any more, if it does happen."