Motherwell striker Devante Cole says he will walk off the pitch to make his feelings known as the forward opened up on a racial incident during a Manchester City trip to Spain.
The Fir Park club have released a video in the wake of their stand against racism in last week’s Scottish Premiership match with Kilmarnock. It comes after Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara allegedly suffered racist abuse during a recent Europa League match with Slavia Prague.
‘Well players Sherwin Seedorf, Bevis Mugabi, Charles Dunne and former Manchester City striker Cole took part in the candid conversation to talk about their experiences. Cole says he was spat at on a Manchester City trip, ready to walk off the pitch if he is abused again.
He said: “I was at Manchester City and we went away to Spain. One of the Spanish boys behind me tried to spit on me. I went to swing [for him] and I just thought I couldn’t care less what happens after this.
“But luckily one of my team-mates has caught me and stopped it kicking off. City put in a complaint and they got fined £10,000 or something like that. Something stupid anyway that didn’t effect the club.
“If I get abused I’m walking off the pitch and doing something about it because race has nothing to do with football. I’ll get more reaction for walking off than I will carrying on.”
The Scotland national team have joined the likes of Celtic, Dundee United, Motherwell and Rangers in taking a stand against racism as an alternative to taking the knee.
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