Scott Sinclair, the Celtic midfielder is known to have been subjected to racist abuse. This came from the rival supporters throughout his football career. However, he now believes that abuse needs to be a way forward instead of ignoring it.
In last season victory of 5-1 over Rangers, Sinclair had been subjected to racist abuse by many supporters of Rangers. They taunted him with gestures and yelled racist abuse. This was when he was about to take a penalty in their victory over the side of Derek McInnes.
It is in wake of such abuses that Sinclair believes that the football authorities need to go for a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to racist abuse. He has stated that it is not acceptable, not simply in football or some sports, but society as a whole. He feels that this should be kicked out. It has to stop and people need to be shown that it is not acceptable to use abuse the player’s ethnicity or use racial slurs.
He came across the cup final incident when he had been flicking through some things on social media. After reading it, he called them uneducated in his Tweet. He says that what is confusing is that they have black players in their team, too and why will someone use that kind of abuse for black players? It isn’t acceptable for anyone in the society to feel that they can use such slur for anyone. It is not acceptable for anyone in the society to use these types of languages.