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Darren Moore: Football must unite to stamp out racism

THOUGHTS: Darren Moore

WEST BROM boss Darren Moore has shared his thoughts on racism in football and is calling on key figures to unite to stamp out the "ugly" spectre of racism.

"We are nowhere near where we thought we were," he said to BBC Sport. “This problem rears its ugly head. While it's dominating the news, I'm calling for all of us at every single club to take a shared responsibility and stamp this problem out once and for all."

Moore’s comments follows Saturday’s incident involving Man City player Raheem Sterling. The England international was allegedly racially abused during Manchester City's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations and the club suspending four supporters from all their matches.

Moore - one of eight black managers in the top four divisions of the English game - says he thinks progress has been made in the fight against racism but feels 'isolated incidents', such as the one on Saturday, have gone unchecked.

He also agreed with Sterling’s stance on the media bias towards white and black players, citing City teammates Phil Foden and Tosin Adarabioyo buying houses and how their respective stories were reported.

"In terms of the views on both players he named, the way Raheem articulated himself was spot on. He has a point,” said Moore. “Everyone, the governing bodies, the clubs, the media - we have to get clear, open messages out there and educate people.

"These isolated incidents have gone on far too long. We should not condone what is happening in the stands of our clubs.

"We all saw what happened on Saturday. If supporters hear things like that now, they'll point out the culprits, let's get them far away from our beautiful game, because it's being damaged."

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