Hugo Broos: Racism should not be part of football

Hugo Broos: Racism should not be part of football
Hugo Broos

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 26, 2017. 13:00

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos says racism should not be part of football following racist incidents in Sochi, Russia.

The Indomitable Lions bowed out of the 2017 Confederations Cup after losing 3-1 to Germany in their last Group B match which was played in Sochi.

Prior to Cameroon's arrival in Sochi, the city was forced to confront embarrassing and offensive images of people in Cameroon shirts wearing black face.

They were also carrying bananas as part of a summer parade in the city which is located on the Black coast near the boarder between Georgia and Russia.

"First of all, I think that it is not up to us to answer this type of question," Broos said at a press conference.

The Belgian tactician, who guided Cameroon to the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Gabon, made it clear that they are against racisms.

"And, secondly, of course, everywhere in the world, if we feel there is racism, of course we are against it," he said.

"So, from that point of view, I think everyone agrees those things should not be part of football."

Cameroon are leaving Russia - having lost to Chile and Germany, and held Australia to a draw during their campaign in the global tournament.

Russia are scheduled to host next year's FIFA World Cup finals and five African nations are expected to take part in the competition.

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