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I will leave the pitch if racially abused, Ighalo warns football fans

I will leave the pitch if racially abused, Ighalo warns football fans

Manchester United Striker, Odion Ighalo has warned that he will walk off the pitch if he is racially abused.

Ighalo said this in reaction to question posed to him in an interview with Sky Sports.

The former Nigerian international, who recently extended his contract with Manchester United, said he he will report such abuse to the referee but leave the pitch if he fails to do something about it.

“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” Ighalo said.

Chants against racism have resonated around the world in the past one week as a result of the gruesome murder of an African-American, George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Footballer have also joined the bandwagon with German Bundedliga players paying tribute to and showing solidarity with Floyd in the last round of matches last weekend.

“In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA,” Odion Ighalo explained.

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